“the bomb” Screening at the National Academy of Sciences

6 May 2019

On May 6th, the Nuclear Security Working Group, in partnership with the NAS Science & Entertainment Exchange, welcomed almost 200 guests, including Hill staffers, young professionals, and members of the broader national security community to a screening and live performance of the bomb- an experimental documentary about nuclear weapons. The 360-degree screening, accompanied by a live musical performance from The Acid, took place in the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences building. Premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film festival, the bomb has also been screened in Berlin, Oslo, Sydney and elsewhere.

The performance was followed by a panel discussion which gave the audience an opportunity to reflect on the film and its relationship to current dilemmas. Moderated by Dr. Al Romig, Executive Officer of the National Academy of Engineering and former General Manager of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the panel featured Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (USAF, Ret.), former Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and former commander of Air Force Global Strike Command; Dr. Emma Belcher, Director of Nuclear Challenges at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and filmmakers Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser.
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