The Strangest Dream

Poster for The Strangest Dream

Autumn 2011 Special Presentations series

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Eric Bednarski

Screenplay by Eric Bednarski and Barry Cowling


Rated NR · 1h 29m

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The Strangest Dream

Directed by Eric Bednarski for the National Film Board of Canada, The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs – an international movement Rotblat co-founded – to halt nuclear proliferation.

When the U.S. government brought the world’s greatest scientists together to build the first atomic bomb, nuclear physicist Joseph Rotblat was among them. But his conscience would not allow him to continue, and he became the only member of the Manhattan Project to leave on moral grounds.

Branded a traitor and spy, Rotblat went from designing atomic bombs to researching the medical uses of radiation. Together with Bertrand Russell he helped create the modern peace movement, and eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is a Fundy Film Special Presentation to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the UN’s International Day of Peace.