Rated PG · 90 minutes · 2010

If you are looking for a film that will spoil your afternoon picnic, watch this one. World politicians, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Jimmy Carter, sit down for interviews about the likelihood of nuclear war in the modern world. Scientists discuss how very easy it could be for a sick-minded individual to create a nuclear bomb. Among the happy topics are the near misses that have occurred in the last 20 years, many you are probably not aware of, one the result of a malfunctioning computer chip that cost less than a dollar. It also examines the threats of terrorism, and the simple fact that a mistake could lead to the death of millions. This isn’t electric moviemaking by any means, but it most certainly makes its point. There are a lot of facts presented in this film that you probably don’t want to know, but need to know.
Official Site: www.takepart.com/zero
Director: Lucy Walker
Producer: Lawrence Bender, Bruce Blair, Matt Brown and Jeff Skoll
Cast: Gary Oldman


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Portland Mercury How I Learned to Start Worrying After watching Countdown to Zero, I'm once again terrified of a nuclear holocaust. by Courtney Ferguson 07/29/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Countdown to Zero, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Tapestries of Hope and more. 09/23/2010
Creative Loafing Atlanta Countdown to Zero offers eerie reminder of enduring nuclear threat Lucy Walker's doc is refreshingly light on ideaology by Curt Holman 07/30/2010
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Colorado Springs Independent Doom and boom: Countdown to Zero Panic! That's one apt and perhaps welcome reaction to this documentary about the danger of nuclear weapons. by Tricia Olszewski 09/23/2010

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