The Man who Saved the World (DVD available for hire)

SCND Education (Peace Education Scotland SC046853) organised a launch night with a screening and discussion of the film The Man who Saved the World. The event took place in Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow and had more than 60 participants. The film was very powerful and conveyed a very clear message about the horrors of nuclear weapons. The open discussion focused on the dangers of nuclear weapons and highlighted the high probability of an accidental detonation. There was also criticism to the idea of making the launch of a nuclear bomb automatic, controlled by machines.

Groups and schools are welcome to hire the DVD from our office. Please contact us at 0141 357 1529 if you wish to organise a film showing.

More about the film:

The documentary is a real story that took place in 1983. Russian Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov prevents a nuclear disaster after receiving false information about U.S. missiles heading toward the Soviet Union.

“Few people know of him… Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth.” Anonymous review


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