The Strangest Dream

Intelligent, vivid and all the more powerful for its restraint (...) Bednarski brings Rotblat alive
- Nature Magazine

Documentary Film  |  Canada  |  90 min  |  2008

This is the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to halt nuclear proliferation, and bring about disarmament.

The film takes us from Trinity, the site of the first nuclear test, to Cairo, where contemporary Pugwash scientists meet under the cloud of nuclear proliferation, and to Hiroshima, where we see survivors of the first atomic attack.

 

Featuring interviews with contemporaries of Rotblat's, members of the Pugwash movement, and passionate public figures including Senator Roméo Dallaire, The Strangest Dream demonstrates the renewed threat represented by nuclear weapons, while encouraging hope through the example of morally engaged scientists and citizens.

The film has been screened at the United Nations, European Parliament and University of Warsaw.

AWARDS

BEST WRITING

in a Documentary Program or Series

Gemini Award

2010

NOMINATION

Writers Guild of Canada Award

2009

FESTIVALS

  • Atlantic Film Festival

  • Guelph Film Festival

  • Polish Film Festival in America

  • United Nations Association Film Festival 

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THE TEAM

Eric Bednarski

Kent Martin

Barry Cowling

Angela Baker

Michael Jones

David Christensen

WRITER/DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

WRITER

EDITOR

NARRATOR

COMPOSER

PRODUCED BY

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

FEATURED IN

Two Canadian docs make
international waves

Halifax director Eric Bednarski's latest documentary, The Strangest Dream, is creating waves in international political circles. (...) Since then, it has been viewed at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the 58th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs in The Hague.

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Neon

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A Film for Northern
Uganda

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Warsaw:
A City
Divided

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