Film Screening: Command and Control

Free Film Screening December 8th 7.30pm -9.30pm (92mins) followed by discussion time.

Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS  (Conference hall)

How could a dropped tool launch a nuclear missile? Command and Control presents the terrifying, true story of what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Eric Schlosser, the film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in the US, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster. In so doing, the film explores the great dilemma we have faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

Donations on the door. Free parking. 10 min walk from Station. Bus route 5 and 6. Bike parking. Film is 92 minutes. Opportunity for discussion about the UKs Nuclear Weapons with Nuclear Information Service after. Bar open downstairs. Access the hall from car park (suitable mobility aids) or Global Cafe (up stairs)

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See trailer