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A global look at the impact of military use of nuclear technology and people's perception of it.


Peter Watkins


Peter Watkins




Credited cast:
Francine Bastien Francine Bastien ... Self (Société Radio-Canada)
Brian Mulroney ... Self (archive footage)
Mila Mulroney Mila Mulroney ... Self (archive footage)


A global look at the impact of military use of nuclear technology and people's perception of it.

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Don't Go Nuclear
20 May 2016 | by filteriteSee all my reviews

A follow up of sorts to the legendary and infamous The War Game. Watkins goes into great, almost excruciating, detail on the evils of nuclear deterrents and lives with certain families to get their reactions, and awareness to what is going on around them.

It's heavily biased (intentionally so due to the director's convictions), and at times, a very unsubtle and heavy handed approach to dealing with the situation. It is, at best, an interesting approach to dealing with the subject matter and it does bring a certain awareness to what was going on in the world in the pre and post- Live Aid political climate. At worst, however, it can somewhat come off sounding like the ramblings of an insufferable bore who is jabbing his finger at you for reading the wrong newspaper because they're not giving you a true account of what's going on in the world.

One of those films that will need a lot of patience (it's tempting to say a megaton but that would probably displease the director). But for what it's worth, it's a film with good intentions at heart, and remains something that would be of interest for political historians perhaps, or indeed activists.

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5 February 1988 (Sweden) See more »

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Hiroshima, Japan See more »

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