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Nuclear Freeze Movement: Filmography

This collection contains the business materials, organization information, articles, newspapers, comics, publications on the Nuclear Freeze Movement. As part of the Olympia Historic Society, these materials are focused on organizations in Thurston County

Films - Streaming

The Day After (1983)

From imdb: A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After

The Day After is an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast[1] is currently the highest-rated television film in history.[2]

The film postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated near nuclear missile silos.

The cast includes JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, Jason Robards, and John Lithgow. The film was written by Edward Hume, produced by Robert Papazian, and directed by Nicholas Meyer.

Women For America...For the World

Directed by Vivienne Verdon-Roe, Winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject

22 prominent American women discuss their activism for nuclear disarmament and their motivations in seeking the end of the arms race.

Public Announcement Warnings/ What to do videos

Declassified U.S. Nuclear Test Film #55

Federal Civil Defense Administration Presents Lets Face It - No date - 13:25 - Color - Civil Defense, based on the assumption that a nuclear attack from the former Soviet Union was imminent, ranked high on the list of U.S. priorities in the 1960s. The Federal Civil Defense Administration was in charge of this Cold War activity. A key point emphasized in the video is that for citizens to survive a nuclear attack, they must be prepared. This meant they must know the locations of approved Civil Defense shelters or have their own shelter at their home, or both.

Films Available at Evergreen

 

 

Daniel J. Evans Library - Room 2300 - 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NE. Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-867-6250