pose one of the greatest risks for
our planet and humanity.
Seconds to Midnight is a feature length documentary, coupled with an immersive VR experience, aimed to educate on modern nuclear war and encourage advocacy for the dismantling and abolition of all nuclear weapons.
The documentary will explain modern nuclear weaponry and the alarming trend of careless rhetoric from rogue leaders with access to nuclear arsenals. And it will highlight the work of anti-nuclear campaign group, ICAN and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Global advocacy has resulted in 35 states acceding to the Treaty. Once 50 countries have been ratified, the Treaty will enter into force to abolish all nuclear weapons.
2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laurates ICAN believe nuclear weapons can be abolished, with a precedent already established through global campaigns to eliminate biological, chemical and landmine weaponry. Any nation using these weapons is ostracised and the same can happen to those who insist on testing and maintaining an arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Public awareness of the impact of modern nuclear warfare is concerningly limited, largely based on WW2. But historic nuclear weapons hold little comparison to advanced, multi-missile nuclear warheads of present day.
Alongside this threat is the deterioration in non-proliferation efforts, countries increasing their nuclear arsenals and reckless political rhetoric.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature at United Nations headquarters in New York on 20 September 2017. A widespread and relentless global advocacy has already resulted in 35 states acceding to the Treaty. Once 50 countries have ratified to it, the Treaty will enter into force.
Nuclear fall-out affects climate change and people of all ages, race, gender and class, alongside animal life and the environment we share. In academic circles, alarm bells are ringing. The effects of just 2 or 3 modern nuclear strikes would be devastating to global ecosystems.