On June 12, 1982, over a million people gathered in New York City to call for an end to the nuclear arms race. Presented in a fast-paced, up-beat style, CHOOSE LIFE captures the feeling and spirit of this historic day.
“One Earth, One Humanity, One Future” reads a banner, as the camera pans across a colorful sea of people marching in front of the United Nations on their way to gather in Central Park.
Americans from all walks of life are asked why they came to march: an elderly man, a union organizer, a high school student, a mother with young children. Their answers come straight from the heart: “We're here because we want to live.” “It's an issue of survival.” “Unless the people take to the streets, the governments will not act.”
As a portrait of the largest demonstration in U.S. history, CHOOSE LIFE documents an inspiring and significant turning point for the nuclear disarmament movement.
"CHOOSE LIFE recalls in an exciting way that historic day in 1982 when an unprecedented gathering of a million people took place in Central Park in New York City to call for a freeze on the production and testing of nuclear weapons. The blending of music and spontaneous interviews is enormously effective in conveying the spirit of that demonstration. I hope that young people in schools all over America will see this film and be inspired by it."
"A stirring film about a stirring event. A must viewing for anyone concerned about halting the nuclear madness. CHOOSE LIFE documents a piece of history that must not be forgotten."
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Political Science • Sociology • Peace Studies • American Studies • Communications • Philosophy • Politics & Government • Politics of Peace and Conflict • Contemporary Social Movements • Human Rights • Social Change • Media and Contemporary Culture • US Foreign Policy • Philosophy of Nonviolence • Documentary Film Studies
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