"In short, a titanic struggle is raging in the collective unconscious of humanity."
— William Johnston
As the world moves further away from the onset of the Nuclear Age while nuclear sabre rattling reaches a pitch not seen since the cold war, it becomes clear the necessity for reminding the world about the horrors wrought by nuclear weapons, and renew the push for global disarmament.
The Nuclear Age began July 16, 1945 in southern New Mexico with the test explosion "Trinity". Three weeks later, two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing over 200,000 humans. Since the beginning of the Nuclear Age, some of the very scientists who created the nuclear bomb have called for its abolition. In Search of Resolution
sets out to tell that story in narrative form with the voices of those involved in dealing with this ongoing struggle. The documentary seeks to address the question: Why do these weapons still exist?
As the third film of The Nuclear World Project, In Search of Resolution explores a continuing 78-year-old drama that is little understood and rarely reported on. Looking to the future, the film profiles individuals and organizations who are working to answer the question and towards ensuring that nuclear weapons are never again used in war. Among those profiled are a group of young people gathered to continue the mission of a nuclear-free world for the decades to come
As best summed up within the film, "If you don’t have peace, than you cannot have disarmament. And the question is what do you put first, peace before disarmament or disarmament as a condition for peace." On January 3, 2022, the five original nuclear weapon states declared, "We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." Then merely a month later Russia invaded Ukraine and the threat of nuclear weapons were mad explicit as they hadn't been in decades.
In Search of Resolution also details the workings of the Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference held at the UN in 2022, and the intense debate between nations against the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine, offering a rare and unique insight into the diplomatic underpinnings of de-nuclearization. The thoughts and ideas presented in this documentary are meant to stir anyone watching so as to at least understand the challenges humankind faces in the 21st century.
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