The BEGINNING OF THE END OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, Film/discussion tells HOW the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty came to being…
January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
A film showing and discussion about how the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into being
Sunday, January 19th, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm
At the Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Phila., PA 19103
Philadelphia Ethical Society;
Greater Philadelphia Branch of Women’s International Leage for Peace and Freedom
Sponsors: Brandywine Peace Community, Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, Germantown Monthly Meeting Working Group for Nuclear Weapons Abolition
Parking: See Philadelphia Ethical Society website for full info about public transit and parking.
We will have some date-stamped tickets for garage: Parkway Corp, 184 Walnut Street, next to Barnes and Noble at 18th St. On Sundays, there is free parking on certain streets.
Info at the office of the Philadelphia Ethical Society.
On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons but live under their threat voted for a ban. Without the knowledge of most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers didn’t vote, and yet the ban went ahead. Something new is happening.
This documentary film about efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, is told through the voices of leading activists from several different organizations and countries and the president of the negotiating conference.
This 56 minute documentary film takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to turn the treaty from a dream into a reality. Finally, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatise nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated from the face of the earth.
Extracts of fourteen interviews are woven into the story that will leave you feeling inspired!