Bristol CND Film Competition

Bristol Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

Chance of a Lifetime Film Competition

  • Bristol CND asked young people aged 12-18 to show us, in a film or vlog 30–120 seconds long "What would you tell the world about nuclear weapons?".
  • Congratulations to the 2016 prize-winners!
  • School age category:
    Winner: "Achievements" by Charlotte Sowter
    Runner-up: "Sadako's Story" by Emily Finn, Hazel Brown and Katie Price
  • Youth category:
    Winner: "It doesn't have to be this way" by Natalie MacHale
    Runner up: "Lucid Extinction" by Hayden Weaver

It Doesn't Have to be This Way by Natalie MacHale - winner in the 2016 Youth category

You could think about:

The cost:
200,000 died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The risk:
Human error has repeatedly put us within minutes of a first strike
The scale:
There are over 23,000 nuclear warheads in the world
The price:
£205 billion for a Trident replacement over its lifetime

Why "CHANCE of a Lifetime"

The number of nuclear weapons in the world is now 75% less than in 1986 – it can be done! In the UK, in the age of austerity, all parties are questioning spending £205 billion on replacing Trident. Now we have the chance to lead the world and get rid of our immoral nuclear weapons.

Not "A Lifetime of Chance"

Just take a look at what happened when we used nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Ngasaki and you'll know why not. Since 1945, fear of nuclear war has cast a shadow over the world, fear that it may happen by accident, fear as more fingers hover over more buttons that can unleash Armageddon. And the more we depend on them and spend on them, the more other countries will want to have their own. It has to stop and CND has been campaigning for over 50 years for global abolition of nuclear weapons.

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