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If You Love This Planet Email This Page
Filmmaker: Terri Nash
VHS - $ 95.00
Price listed includes Public Performance License.
This powerful documentary records a lecture given to American students in 1981 by Dr. Helen Caldicott, founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. In the film, Dr. Caldicott outlines the effects of detonating a single twenty-megaton bomb, and traces the development of atomic weapons from the devastating bombs of the 1940s to the even more dangerous, apocalyptic weapons of today. If You Love This Planet provides an urgent warning that time is running out - that unless we shake off our indifference and work to prevent nuclear war, we stand a slim chance of surviving. With current nuclear weapons proliferation among Third World nations and potential terrorist groups, Dr. Caldicott's following words have added poignancy: "You're going to have to change the priorities of your life if you love this planet."

Running time: 26 min., Year released: 1982
Close captioned?: N, Color?: Y
Avail. formats: 16mm,VHS
ISBN: 1559742208
Language: English, Subtitled?: N
For classroom?: Y, Study Guide?: N
Grade level: 10th and up

Academy Award, Best Documentary Short
This title can also be found in: Academy Award Winners, Cold War, Environmental, History, Nuclear Power & Nuclear War, Politics, War

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