Starting on March 4, Eric Bednarski’s documentary The Strangest Dream begins its national tour, showing in select theatres across Canada until April 10. The film is about Nobel Peace Prize-winning nuclear physicist Sir Joseph Rotblat and his efforts to stop nuclear proliferation. Rotblat, worried about the implications of producing nuclear weapons, was the only member of the Manhattan Project to leave Los Alamos on moral grounds. He later co-founded the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international movement to halt nuclear arms.
Some screenings will be followed by panel discussions involving people like Douglas Roche O.C., Walter Dorn, Gordon Edwards, Donna Mergler, Erika Simpson and Sergei Plekhanov. The tour is a response to requests from communities who wanted to use the film as a way to raise awareness about nuclear proliferation and peace.
The film will also be screened later this spring in the European Parliament in Brussels and the UN in New York. The DVD is slated for release this month.
You can check out The Strangest Dream Web site for details about screening locations and times.