OK Go and Rise Against discuss nuclear weapons
HollywoodNews.com: Celebrities, musicians and artists everywhere are speaking out on the dangers of nuclear weapons. Our goal is simple: we demand zero.
OK Go and Rise Against recently sat down at the Bonnaroo Music Festival to discuss why the world would be better without nuclear weapons. All of these issues will be highlighted in the documentary “Countdown to Zero,” which premieres this Friday in New York.
“Countdown to Zero” traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Countdown to Zero makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today. The film was produced by Academy Award® winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute.