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.
in a Documentary Program or Series
Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards
Atlantic Film Festival
Guelph Film Festival
Polish Film Festival in America
United Nations Association Film Festival
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)