The Strangest Dream

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The legendary Manhattan Project: the makers of the Atomic Bombs used on Japan to end World War II. Only one nuclear scientist ever quit the project before completion: Joseph Rotblat.Based on moral grounds, he would later win the Nobel Peace Price . 1 hour 30 minutes.

The documentary traces the history of nuclear warfare: from the very first sketches in Albert Einstein’s notebook, to test grounds in New Mexico, to Hiroshima. Rotblat was deemed a traitor and blacklisted as a potential spy by the United State Government. The pressure not to quit was tremendous.  However, Rotblat had an epiphany and decided to devote the rest of his life to studying medical uses of radiation. Eventually, he won the Nobel Peace Price.

Featuring interviews with contemporaries of Rotblat and passionate public figures including Senator Roméo Dallaire, The Strangest Dream demonstrates the renewed threat of nuclear weapons and encourages hope through the example of morally engaged scientists and citizens.