Join us online for a screening of "The Day
After," followed by a discussion led by
experts. This three-hour free public event
begins on August 6th at noon U.S. Eastern Time. Here is
the start time in a lot of time zones:
"The Day After" is a U.S. post-apocalyptic film that
first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television
network. A record-setting 100 million people watched it
in the U.S. - and 200 million on Russian TV during its
The film postulates a fictional war between NATO
forces and the Warsaw Pact countries over Germany that
rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange
between the United States and the Soviet Union. The
action focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and
Kansas City, Missouri, and of several family farms near
nuclear missile silos.
Then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan watched the film
more than a month before its screening on Columbus Day,
October 10, 1983. He wrote in his diary that the film
was "very effective and left me greatly depressed," and
that it changed his mind on the prevailing policy on a
"nuclear war." Maybe this film can still change hearts
and minds! Join
us to find out!
The film's director, Nicholas Meyer has allowed World
BEYOND War to use the 127-minute theatrical cut of the
film, and its production researcher, Arthur
Kanegis, helped us to get it online. David Swanson
has agreed to help moderate.
We will have a short welcome on Zoom at 12 pm EDT,
and then watch the movie from 12:10 pm to 2:30 pm EDT,
followed by presentations and a question-and-answer
period with our experts, Vicki Elson of
NuclearBan.US and Dr. Gordon Edwards of Canadian
Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.
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