LORNA ARNOLD reflects in her 90s on whether nuclear weapons will ever become "a matter of history" or did humankind enter onto an irrevocable suicidal path with the splitting of the atom and the invention of the atomic bomb? PART 1 of a three-part film set filmed in 2011 which also includes: PART 2 Lorna ARnold on the future of civil nuclear power—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Leu1... PART 3 Lorna Arnold on whether nuclear weapons will ever become a matter of history—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEexv... ______________________________________________________________ TALKWORKS FILMS 2009—2016 ➢ 'TALKING ABOUT NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT'—http://www.talkworks.info/ In association with ANDY RUSSELL of DIFFERENT FILMS—http://different-films.com/
TALKWORKS FILMS was set up in January 2009 as an independent offshoot of the UK-based sustainable security think-tank Oxford Research Group to pursue its programme of dialogue on nuclear futures with the key policymakers and independent experts in the field at a time mounting nuclear crisis termed the Nuclear Tipping Point (see: https://vimeo.com/70890898). Founded and coordinated by Anne Piper and Rosie Houldsworth and working in association with independent filmmaker Andy Russell of Different Films Ltd. (http://different-films.com/), and supported largely by Quaker charitable trusts, we set out to film personal interviews with the prominent public figures and leading disarmament and global security experts about about why they had come together across their political divides for the first time in 50 years to combine their weight behind the multilateral nuclear disarmament agenda urged by President Obama (see: https://vimeo.com/4055111) soon after he came into office, and committed the United States to lead the other nuclear nations in taking immediate and concrete steps to ensure the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons for future generations. We also interviewed students in the Oxford University Parks to discover how much the younger generation are aware of nuclear weapons, and to ask them what kind of world they envisaged for their future : we incorporated their voices into our April 2010 promotional film ‘Signs for Hope’—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96N7_... Our films are aimed at the expert and layperson alike—anyone who is concerned but feels helpless and confused about the nuclear threat and other crises we face in today's world.
Our new series of films—TALKWORKS ⚤ 3―2018 INSIGHTS&CONNECTIONS FILMS OF LEADING CONTEMPORARY THINKERS, SCIENTISTS AND SCHOLARS WHO ARE ILLUMINATING THE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF THE MULTIFACETED CRISIS CONFRONTING HUMANITY TODAY TW3 investigates more deeply the root causes of how the human race has got itself into such a mess at the start of the 21st century, and how we may begin to turn society around and help to build a better future more secure world for our children and grandchildren.