The Peace War


An analysis of CND in 1983; of historic interest.

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Producer: Granada World in Action programme
Year Produced: 1983
Running time: 27 minutes
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A historic film which looks at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Britain its membership and the money behind it, and at the unorthodox methods of some of the movement’s opponents. CND was born in Britain in 1958. For most of its existence its demands have largely been ignored by the government but in 1983 the peace movement had come into its own in the world of real politics. The programme examines the arguments for and against CND. On the one hand there was the belief that it is a Moscow-funded organisation ultimately destructive to the British way of life. On the other hand, a growing faction claimed that CND was the only manifestation of sanity in a world which at that time was increasingly dominated by the nuclear threat.
Made in 1985 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless.

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