Nuclear Visions

In conjunction with a symposium organized by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell Cinema presents this three-film series. The symposium begins with a panel discussion entitled “The New Nuclear Disarmament Movement,” taking place on Thursday, Sept 13 from 4:30 – 6pm in Uris Hall G-08. The movement has arisen in response to the emergence of a new nuclear age, with nine nuclear-armed countries, including North Korea, investing heavily in the future of their arsenals. At the same time, hard-won nuclear arms control and nonproliferation treaties are coming undone. A panel of three scholar-activists will address the challenge of nuclear weapons and the role and future of the new nuclear disarmament movement as part of a series of events, including Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons, an art exhibit on loan from Princeton University, and on display September 1 to 30 at the Durland Alternatives Library in Anabel Taylor Hall and at the Big Red Barn, where a reception will be held on September 11 from 6 to 8pm.

Cornell Cinema’s series includes a new digital restoration of The Atomic Café, which will be introduced by Judith Reppy (Science & Technology Studies, CU) on September 7. On the eve of the panel discussion, September 12, Matthew Evangelista (Government, CU) will introduce a free screening of The Bomb, an experimental, music-driven film that takes viewers on a powerful, visceral journey through the culture and technology of nuclear weapons, with a powerful score by the electronica/rock band The Acid.

The film series is cosponsored with the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

image from The Atomic Cafe