The Strangest Dream

The Strangest Dream

6.44/10 based on 32 votes

The legendary Manhattan Project: the makers of the Atomic Bombs used on Japan to end World War II. Only one nuclear scientist ever quit the project before completion: Joseph Rotblat.Based on moral grounds, he would later win the Nobel Peace Price . 1 hour 30 minutes.

The documentary traces the history of nuclear warfare: from the very first sketches in Albert Einstein’s notebook, to test grounds in New Mexico, to Hiroshima. Rotblat was deemed a traitor and blacklisted as a potential spy by the United State Government. The pressure not to quit was tremendous.  However, Rotblat had an epiphany and decided to devote the rest of his life to studying medical uses of radiation. Eventually, he won the Nobel Peace Price.

Featuring interviews with contemporaries of Rotblat and passionate public figures including Senator Roméo Dallaire, The Strangest Dream demonstrates the renewed threat of nuclear weapons and encourages hope through the example of morally engaged scientists and citizens.

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8 responses to “The Strangest Dream”

  1. NancyB says:

    Good ol’ National Film Board! Excellent doc about an amazing man who envisioned the future and had the courage to follow his convictions.

  2. 2Short says:

    An truly great documentary. It is just one that is buggin’ me. I can’t find out who sings that beautiful song in the credits, I do know what it’s called though. If somebody could tell me her name it would be much appreciated.

    • 2Short says:

      I found out the name of the girl who sings this beautiful piece (It was listed in the credits themselves). Her name is Jenn Grant, but that didn’t help much since I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  3. awful_truth says:

    So much that everyone could learn regarding the concept of integrity, is in this documentary. It needs to be placed on the main page as a recent release over and over again, if nothing more than out of respect for Josef Rotblat, the life he lived, and his accomplishments. An absolutely great documentary. Keep up the good work documentary storm!

  4. Polish Fan says:

    I don’t watch it, but I know Joseph Rotblat was Polish and I’m also Polosh. We don’t learn about him at school and if I didn’t read about him on Wiki i won’t ever think we have six Nobel’s Laureats. (Joseph Rotblat – Józef Rotblat he was born in Poland and studied in Warsaw)

  5. Shawn says:

    So appropriate just as Obama announces a Trillion dollar expansion of nuclear proliferation , morals & integrity in science are fast becoming unknown in the age of the multinational , Mr Roblat was a rare exception indeed with a rare courage & veracity& strong enough not to follow the crowd , very happy to see the recognition given to him as I am as disappointed Obama is pissing away all the gains reached with the Pugwash group , most excellent piece of history & well done documentary , send a copy to the Whitehouse

  6. Scott says:

    Can only get 1 in 5 or 6 to play….gotta love the internet!!!!

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