Carry Greenham Home
March to Aldermaston
THE BOMB (2010, Colour)
Directors: Wolfgang Matt & Meera Patel
Beating the Bomb covers 50 years of the Peace movement in Britain against the
historical and political backdrop of the atomic age. Now called 'nuclear deterrent',
nuclear weapons have shaped the power structures that rose out of the rubble
of WWII and underpin them to this day.The film charts the efforts of individuals
and organizations to rid Britain of its nuclear weapons system from past to present.
It also frames the nuclear weapons issue within the wider context of global justice.
OF HIROSHIMA (1952, B/W)
This simple, moving film tells of
the fate of children who, despite
the blast that brought instant death
to 200,000 people in the space of
one minute, struggled
back to life.
GREENHAM HOME (Colour/1983)
Directors: Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson
This film records the events at the Women's Peace Camp at Greenham Common between
December 1982 and the summer of 1983. December the 12th was the day when 30,000
women converged on the peace camp set up outside the United States airbase.
Here, in protest at the government's nuclear policies, they embraced the nine-mile
perimeter fence. During the months that followed, the film crew recorded interviews
with some of the women, and showed how they lived together and the forms of
harassment they had devised.
TO ALDERMASTON (1959, B/W)
The March to Aldermaston is already a historic event. For four days during
the Easter Holiday, 1958, from 600 to 10,000 people walked from London to hold
a protest meeting at Aldermaston in Hampshire where the Atomic Weapons Research
Establishment was situated. This film was the voluntary work of a group of
film technicians, and remains a unique record of this great event.
There is footage in this collection
of various forms of protest against
nuclear weapons. This includes material
from Germany in the 70s, and from
Common in England which became world-famous through the 'peace camp' set
up and supported by women over a
period of some years. There are also
poetry readings by Harold Pinter and Adrian Mitchell among others. Please
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on this collection of anti-nuclear