Beating the Bomb is an independent,
grassroots documentary about war and peace, foreign policy, nuclear weapons and
the fight against them. It is a historical documentary, charting ‘The Bomb’ from
1941 to present day. The film frames the nuclear issue within the wider context
of global justice. It has been screened in over 15 festivals worldwide and won
an award for ‘Best Documentary, Aglet Award’ at The Red Rock Film Festival in
The mainstream media is once again
beating the war drum, amplifying the same old nuclear threat excuse given by the
vested interests. This one sided, status quo reporting is partly responsible for
the recent war in Iraq and may be responsible for another such in
Iran – in our view, this equates to war propaganda.
‘Beating the Bomb’ attempts to counteract this and to bring into focus the
broader context within which the nuclear issue needs to be viewed.
The fight for a nuclear free world
and a sustainable system is on. A more ecologically sustainable, less consumer
driven, less exploited world is a dream shared by billions. So why are trillions
being wasted to prop up the unsustainable status quo? In a world where 800
million don’t have access to safe drinking water - will they get their water
before we spend trillions more building more weapons in the name of ‘security’,
'creating jobs' and 'economic growth’?
Beating the Bomb is a thoroughly
researched body of work, a labour of love and a piece of activism; it is a call
to action and also a tribute to peace campaigners around the world. It
Tony Benn, Mark Thomas, Naomi Klein, George Monbiot, Kate Hudson, Helen John and Vivienne
Westwood amongst others.