Archive for December, 2021

Film Screening: “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7 pm, via Zoom

Please consider joining us to view the documentary film “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons,” filmed by Alvaro OrĂºs. There will be time for a discussion of the movie afterward. This is one of many fine films at the 2021 Taos Environmental Film Festival (TEFF) that can be viewed for free at the TEFF website (

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This 56-minute documentary film takes the viewer through a brief history of nuclear weapons and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to turn the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from a dream into reality. Finally, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatize nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated.

It includes interviews with activists working to abolish nuclear weapons, including Setsuko Thurlow and Beatrice Finn. Setsuko is a Hibakusha (survivor of the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan), having survived the bombing of her native Hiroshima. She is a powerful voice for abolishing nuclear weapons and was a founding member of the International Campaign for the Abolishment of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in 2007. Beatrice is the executive director of ICAN. Her determination and passion for releasing us all from the threat of nuclear annihilation is very inspiring. She and Setsuko together accepted the Nobel Peace Prize when it was awarded to ICAN in 2017. The Alaska Peace Center is a partner organization of ICAN.

Graphic for "The Beginning of the End" documentary