Lawrence Bender’s “Countdown To Zero” leaves city spellbound

Last night, the city was left spellbound and fascinated, as Mr. Lawrence Bender, multiple Academy Award winner and celebrated Hollywood producer and documentary film maker, showcased his latest documentary ‘COUNTDOWN TO ZERO’ on March 17 at Fun Cinemas hosted by Niret and Nikhil Alva, India’s Ace documentary film makers.

March 18, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Last night, the city was left spellbound and fascinated, as Mr. Lawrence Bender, multiple Academy Award winner and celebrated Hollywood producer and documentary film maker, showcased his latest documentary ‘COUNTDOWN TO ZERO’ on March 17 at Fun Cinemas hosted by Niret and Nikhil Alva, India’s Ace documentary film makers.

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.

Following its Sundance Film Festival bow, the film was also shown at this year’s Global Zero Summit in Paris and at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California.

The screening was followed by an intriguing interactive session with Lawrence, Niret and Nikhil Alva with a niche set of audience which included city’s eminent personalities such as – Asin, Abhay Deol, Diana Hayden, Nandita Das, Shekhar Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Gaurav Chopra, and Anurag Kashyap.

-Sampurn Wire

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