Cinema Verde Presents: Countdown to Zero

Published Katie - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 8:03pm

Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. The film was produced by Academy Award winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute. (http://www.takepart.com/countdowntozero)

Cinema Verde is the 2nd Annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival March 18-27, 2011 and it has something for everyone. This ten-day festival seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues, educate people on how each one of us can contribute toward sustainability and inform folks about environmental issues in their community. Each person can make a difference in some way. Become a part of the solution by contributing to a sustainable future.

When:
Sun, 03/20/2011 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 donation requested