I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. — Albert Einstein
Beating The Bomb is a historical documentary about war and peace, foreign policy, vested interests, nuclear war and the fight against them. The film charts 'The Bomb' from 1941 to present day, juxtaposing the political backdrop against the growth of the peace movement and framing the nuclear weapons issue within the wider context of global justice.
The Business of War: SOFEX
First posted on the front page in April 2014
SOFEX is one of the places where the world's generals go to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems. It stands for "Special Operations Forces Exhibition Conference" and it's essentially a trade-show where just about anyone with enough money, can buy the most powerful weapons in the world. To […]
The Manhattan Project
Created on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:17
In a race against the Nazis to develop an atomic bomb, the USA assigned leading scientists from all over the world to The Manhattan Project. The project was an incredible scientific, engineering and manufacturing feat, which would have everlasting global consequences.
This documentary examines the Manhattan Project through […]
The Atomic Café
Created on Friday, 10 December 2010 18:43
The Atomic Café (1982) is an acclaimed documentary about the beginnings of the era of nuclear warfare. It was created entirely from a broad range of archival film from the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s - including newsreel clips, television news footage, U.S. government-produced films (i.e. propaganda), advertisements, […]
The Fog Of War – Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert McNamara
Created on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:33
'The Fog Of War' is a documentary about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, who subsequently became president of the World Bank. The documentary combines an interview with Mr. McNamara discussing some of the tragedies and glories of the 20th Century with archival footage and […]
‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers
Created on Monday, 21 June 2010 15:12
‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’ tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, who in 1971 concluded that the war in Vietnam was based on decades of lies. He consequently leaked 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. […]
Created on Sunday, 26 September 2010 12:39
'Psywar’ (2010) explores corporate and government use of propaganda and public relations to manipulate the American population and the world at large.
The movie exposes government and corporate activities which are intended to blur (or even erase) the lines between real news and fake news, as well as the […]