Paths To Zero: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century, the video I edited for the Federation of American Scientists, is having its premiere today at the United Nations as part of the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
FAS is a non-partisan, policy institute providing decision-makers and the public with scientific analysis. This is how they describe the video:
One of the biggest challenges facing our world this century is the erosion of global security in a nuclear-armed world. The world’s combined stockpile of nuclear warheads remains at a high and frightening level – more than 24,000 -- despite being two decades removed from the end of the Cold War.
Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Vice President Dr. Ivan Oelrich explains the history of how the nuclear-armed world got to this point, and how we can begin to move down a path to zero.
The Paths To Zero video currently exists online only as the full 44-minute version. Soon it will also be available in shorter chapters (I'll post them here when they're live).
Working on this video was a very meaningful experience. Having grown up in the shadow of the Stade nuclear power plant and in the middle of the Cold War (historically and geographically, since a large number of nuclear weapons were stationed in and pointed at Germany, East and West, respectively), I feel very strongly
about against nuclear weapons (and also nuclear power sources).
Getting the opportunity to work on a project that is in line with my personal beliefs is a real blessing. This job, together with a video I'm currently working on for Project STAY, led me to the distinct realization that I'm most happy when working on "good cause videos".
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