Movie advocates nuclear disarmament

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Lawrence Bender, who produced the climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” hosted a private screening of his newest documentary Tuesday night at Gallery Place Theater in downtown Washington, D.C.

Titled “Countdown to Zero,” the new film focuses on the threat of nuclear weapons and advocates worldwide nuclear disarmament.

“I was able to see firsthand with ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ how much a movie can educate and start a movement,” Mr. Bender said in an interview. “I hope this movie will be the same.”

The screening was co-hosted by the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning think tank, and Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, who spoke to the audience before the screening.

“Countdown to Zero,” which has been screened in Kazakhstan and before the United Nations over the past few weeks, opens to the public on July 23.

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