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“The Man who Saved the World” (2015)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 4:00 PM
Freeman Hall 103 | Rose Hill Campus

On February 3, 2015, colleges and universities across the country will take part in a National Screening Day of The Man Who Saved the Worlda soon-to-be released film that has been receiving awards and standing ovations at screenings around the world. The film tells the powerful story of Soviet Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who single-handedly averted nuclear war in 1983 by deciding to follow conscience over protocol.

Michael Peppard, Assistant Professor, Theology Department, has coordinated with the film’s producers to have Fordham be one of the campuses to show the movie. We hope that you will attend this outstanding event. You can watch the movie’s trailer HERE.

This is perhaps the finest film about nuclear issues ever made, in no small part because it’s the tale of a broken hero’s redemption, rather than a preachy documentary about “an issue.” The film provides an important entry point for students (and really, anyone) to consider the scientific, ethical and moral challenges presented by nuclear weapons. Let’s help this movie develop the broad viewing that it deserves.

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