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EIGHT MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

USA, 1980 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Mary Benjamin

Eight Minutes to Midnight is a documentary portrait of pediatrician, author and nuclear activist, Dr Helen Caldicott. The film is the story of Dr Caldicott's struggle to inform and arouse the public about the medical dangers of the nuclear threat. The film is also the story of her personal struggle with the demands of being a wife, mother, professional and activist — the demands of a committed life.

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