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Synopsis

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.

NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACTS
Countries
Nine countries around the world possess nuclear weapons, with
four of these (Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea) yet to sign to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
WARHEADS
Across nuclear states it is estimated there are close to 14,000 atomic weapons. Of these, some 3,750 are in an ‘active deployed’ state, being ready for launch within seconds or mintues.
SCALE
Warhead technology has scaled rapidly since the only wartime use of nuclear weapons at the end of WW2 – today’s nuclear warheads posses destructive yields capacities 1,000 times greater than that dropped on Hiroshima.
Velocity
A single nuclear missile may have up to 20 smaller warheads that detonate across a region. Supersonic missile technology has reduced international warning times to mere minutes. Recent advancements threaten to use warheads to create radioactive tsunamis.
Issue Summary

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.

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‘NUKEMAP’
CALCULATES NUCLEAR STRIKE
Calculates any nuclear strike, anywhere in the world including deaths, injuries, fireball radius and fallout patterns dictated by winds. Examples of NUKEMAP simulated strikes.
PRODUCER TEAM
producer-team_Mike
Mike Munro
Executive Producer, Presenter, MSLA Productions
producer-team_Zoe
Zoe Hogan
Senior Producer of XR studio, Ignition Immersive
producer-team_Darren
Darren Vukasinovic
CEO, Executive producer of XR studio, Ignition Immersive
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