Item Details

Print View

The Nuclear Requiem

Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Now more than 70 years after the first and only nuclear bombs were used in war, North Korea’s nuclear tests and the potential for a new global arms race provide stark reminders of the enormous threat posed by the most lethal weapon ever invented...Produced and directed by former ABC News executive producer Robert Frye, THE NUCLEAR REQUIEM presents an updated, in-depth reflection on the continuing danger nuclear weapons pose, an honest assessment of the current obstacles to disarmament, and a frank, yet hopeful, discussion of what it will take to overcome the roadblocks to a safer world...Featured are more than three dozen top security experts and citizen activists in countries from around the world. An original piano composition by Alain Kremski provides a meditative background score to the informed commentary...The film begins with a brief overview of the major milestones in the nuclear age to provide essential historical background...It then highlights the status of nuclear weapons worldwide and the major areas of concern, not just North Korea, but also a new cold war with Russia, with both countries spending billions of dollars on new weapons. Inside a UN session on nuclear nonproliferation, we witness first hand the complex political and strategic concerns that make steps towards disarmament a major challenge...The Nuclear Requiem reviews some of the recent more hopeful developments, including the Iranian nuclear agreement and greatly improved verification capabilities, as well as voices from a new generation of younger experts and activists who are working globally to change the dialogue around what is possible...The film includes President Obama’s historic 2016 visit to Hiroshima, the first by a U.S. President. In his speech he suggests we must "look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again."Hiroshima should be a memory that "allows us to fight complacency"and "fuels our moral imagination.”
Release Date
2016
Run Time
93 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
  • Film
Published
The Video Project, 2016.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2016.
Publisher no.
1312321 Kanopy
Related Resources
Cover Image
Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Staff View

    LEADER 03437ngm a22004334i 4500
    001 kan1312321
    003 CaSfKAN
    006 m o c
    007 cr una---unuuu
    007 vz uzazuu
    008 170424p20172016cau092 o vleng d
    028
    5
    2
    a| 1312321 b| Kanopy
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)985058969
    040
      
      
    a| VDU b| eng e| rda c| VDU
    245
    0
    4
    a| The Nuclear Requiem
    264
      
    1
    b| The Video Project, c| 2016.
    264
      
    1
    a| [San Francisco, California, USA] : b| Kanopy Streaming, c| 2017.
    300
      
      
    a| 1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes): b| digital, .flv file, sound
    306
      
      
    a| 013205
    336
      
      
    a| two-dimensional moving image b| tdi 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| video b| v 2| rdamedia
    337
      
      
    a| computer b| c 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| online resource b| cr 2| rdacarrier
    500
      
      
    a| Title from title frames.
    500
      
      
    a| In Process Record.
    500
      
      
    a| Film
    518
      
      
    a| Originally produced by The Video Project in 2016.
    520
      
      
    a| Now more than 70 years after the first and only nuclear bombs were used in war, North Korea’s nuclear tests and the potential for a new global arms race provide stark reminders of the enormous threat posed by the most lethal weapon ever invented...Produced and directed by former ABC News executive producer Robert Frye, THE NUCLEAR REQUIEM presents an updated, in-depth reflection on the continuing danger nuclear weapons pose, an honest assessment of the current obstacles to disarmament, and a frank, yet hopeful, discussion of what it will take to overcome the roadblocks to a safer world...Featured are more than three dozen top security experts and citizen activists in countries from around the world. An original piano composition by Alain Kremski provides a meditative background score to the informed commentary...The film begins with a brief overview of the major milestones in the nuclear age to provide essential historical background...It then highlights the status of nuclear weapons worldwide and the major areas of concern, not just North Korea, but also a new cold war with Russia, with both countries spending billions of dollars on new weapons. Inside a UN session on nuclear nonproliferation, we witness first hand the complex political and strategic concerns that make steps towards disarmament a major challenge...The Nuclear Requiem reviews some of the recent more hopeful developments, including the Iranian nuclear agreement and greatly improved verification capabilities, as well as voices from a new generation of younger experts and activists who are working globally to change the dialogue around what is possible...The film includes President Obama’s historic 2016 visit to Hiroshima, the first by a U.S. President. In his speech he suggests we must "look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again."Hiroshima should be a memory that "allows us to fight complacency"and "fuels our moral imagination.”
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
    546
      
      
    a| In English
    650
      
    0
    a| Documentary-style films
    650
      
    0
    a| Politics
    653
      
      
    a| Asian Studies
    655
      
    4
    a| Asian Studies
    655
      
    7
    a| Documentary films. 2| lcgft
    710
    2
      
    a| The Video Project (Firm), 4| dst
    710
    2
      
    a| Kanopy (Firm), 4| dst
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://virginia.kanopystreaming.com/node/312322 z| A Kanopy streaming video
    856
    4
    2
    z| Cover Image u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=https://www.kanopystreaming.com/node/312322/external-image
    999
      
      
    w| WEB l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview