Participant Media Films

Countdown to Zero

Lucy Walker
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 17:00 - 19:00 Dvorana 3  
‘Countdown to Zero’ traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.

Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. ‘Countdown to Zero’ makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.


Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker is a British film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. Her films include feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013, screened at 2014 ZagrebDox), Waste Land (2010, winner of Audience Award at 2011 ZagrebDox), Countdown to Zero (2010, screened at 2011 ZagrebDox), Blindsight (2006), Devil's Playground (2002) and short films notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011, screened at 2013 ZagrebDox) and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014, in this year's ZagrebDox program). Her films have also been nominated for seven Emmys, an Independent Spirit Award, a DGA Award and a Gotham Award and have won over eighty other film awards.

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Countdown to Zero

2010, 92', color, video

Directed by:
Lucy Walker

Screenplay by:
Lucy Walker

Robert Chappell, Gary Clarke, Bryan Donnell, Nick Higgins

Edited by:
Brad Fuller, Brian Johnson

Peter Golub

Lawrence Bender

Produced by:
Lawrence Bender Productions, Participant Media