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Issue: 2011

Countdown to Zero (2010) movie review

Living in the Shadow of the Bomb

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Writer/director Lucy Walker presents a 90 minute documentary on the ever-present threat of the nuclear bomb -- by accident, by miscalculation or by madness.

Walker looks at the history of the nuclear bomb, the proliferation of weapons, the availability of uranium on the black market and the spread of terrorism against the attempts at nuclear disarmament.

While the story is filled with interesting facts and interview/quotes, it is also fluffed out with unnecessary material. An interesting documentary, it requires patience to balance the want of editing.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 2010
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Title: Countdown to Zero (2010)
Written by: Lucy Walker
Directed by: Lucy Walker
Running time: 90 mins

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