in my lifetime: the nuclear project

A lifetime on from the dropping of the first nuclear bombs, The Nuclear Project investigates the complex realities of the nuclear world, and searches internationally for an answer to the question: is there a future without nuclear? Have we gone too far to turn back? It’s a wakeup call, and a challenge.

programme information


1 x 60'

Production Company

Whistling Communications






New York Film Festival 2013 - Winner of the Silver Award

Episode Information

It only took one lifetime for a nuclear-armed world to emerge, and with it the potential for global destruction on a scale never before possible. This film is a comprehensive look at the full scope and impact of the nuclear age from its beginnings to the present day, including the international efforts by citizens, scientists and political leaders to reduce or eliminate the nuclear threat. Through archival footage and contemporary interviews, In My Lifetime portrays the history of the nuclear era and the complex search for future without nuclear. Manhattan Project scientists, former military personnel, and survivors of the first atomic bombs remind us how the nuclear age began. Central participants and historians recount the major developments that followed. While an inside view of the debates at a recent UN Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is especially revealing, clearly showing how difficult it is for the world to move beyond the nuclear status quo.

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