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Countdown to Zero (25-Jan-2010)

Director: Lucy Walker

Keywords: Documentary

Documentary examines our planet's rapidly-escalating nuclear arms race and the potential consequences it brings.

ABSTRACT
Produced with the help of relevant political figures running the gamut from former American president Jimmy Carter to ex-Soviet head of state Mikhail Gorbachev, Countdown to Zero examines the present state of affairs regarding our planet's nuclear arms race from an anti-proliferation viewpoint, arguing that the likelihood of weapon usage has increased since the end of the Cold War and offering suggestions to stem the unfortunate tide.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Baker
Government
28-Apr-1930   US Secretary of State, 1989-92
Tony Blair
Head of State
6-May-1953   UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928   National Security Advisor, 1977-81
Jimmy Carter
Head of State
1-Oct-1924   39th US President, 1977-81
Mikhail Gorbachev
Head of State
2-Mar-1931   Final leader of the Soviet Union
F. W. de Klerk
Head of State
18-Mar-1936   President of South Africa, 1989-94
Robert McNamara
Government
9-Jun-1916 6-Jul-2009 US Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
Pervez Musharraf
Head of State
11-Aug-1943   President of Pakistan, 2001-08
Ahmed Rashid
Author
8-Jun-1948   The Resurgence of Central Asia

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