For those of you in the Puget Sound Region, this is an invitation to host a screening of a groundbreaking documentary by independent filmmaker Regis Tremblay.
Some of you are familiar with Regis Tremblay's documentary, "Ghosts of Jeju." In this film Regis put the long struggle of the people of Jeju Island against the construction of a military base in the context of America’s global military imperial domination of the planet through unrestrained and overwhelming force. It is a powerful film about not only militarism, but the indomitable spirit of people, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
Well, Regis has done it once again! His newest documentary is Thirty Seconds To Midnight - The Final Wake Up Call. In his new film Regis states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste. America’s reckless provocations of both Russia and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which few will survive (and those who do will wish they hadn't). Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than later.
Thirty Seconds To Midnight traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction.
Dr. Helen Caldicot, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter Kusnick, Bill McKibben, David Vine and other activists, scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life on the planet.
Regis makes the case that our only real hope lies in the result of the epic battle for humanity’s survival between two contrasting world views. On one side, the old paradigm based on white, colonial domination and empire. On the other, the shared vision of others who are working for a peaceful world based on justice, international law and the prosperity of all people. All this having been said, time is short - the clock is ticking as we approach midnight. We ignore this final wake-up call at humanity's peril.
Read Regis' introduction to the film here: http://registremblay.com/
Click here to watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/Wh6LDrQjXj4
You can watch the full documentary here: https://youtu.be/
Here, also, is the link to Regis' blog: http://registremblay.com
Regis would like to organize some screenings here around Puget Sound for the second half of April (after April 17th). If your organization is interested in hosting a screening please let me know as soon as possible. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email Regis with questions about the documentary (email@example.com).