A Canadian-Australian Co-Production 2003 | Run Time: 52 minutes
Can dissident Helen Caldicott really make a difference in today’s sophisticated new world of neo-conservative spin, where celebrities are news and war is entertainment, where defence is offence and fire is friendly; the place known as George W. Bush’s Land of the Free? Meet Helen Caldicott, a charismatic and emotive women who has always believed that she can change the world. The world knows of her as Dr. Caldicott, the anti-nuclear firebrand who quit her job in 1978 to stop The Bomb. Playing reluctant cynic to her idealistic aunt, filmmaker Anna Broinowski follows Helen on a one year road trip through the States as she promotes her latest book, “The New Nuclear Danger – George W. Bush’s Military Industrial Complex”. Anna reveals the woman behind the crusade; an intractable yet vulnerable campaigner, a fearless yet imperfect prophet who misses her grandchildren, while looking for new ways to steer us away from destruction.
Anne Pick and Sonja Armstrong
Real to Reel Productions, Canada
Camera / DOP
Dennis Beauchamp, Kathryn Millis
Steve Weslak, Ruth Cullen