We went to the pictures….
Christopher Nolan’s new film Oppenheimer is described as an “epic biographical thriller”. It tells the story of the physicist appointed to lead the work on the Top Secret Manhattan Project – creating the atomic bomb, used to such devastating effect against the people of Japan in 1945. So Fiona and I went to see it.
Oppenheimer – A Campaigner Perspective
Bill Ramsay, a lifelong anti-nuclear campaigner with Scottish CND asked if we would like to join him and fellow campaigner Isobel Lindsay to have a discussion about the film, the complex moral issues raised at the time and the impacts still felt today as the nuclear arms war continues to escalate.
The result was a wide ranging and very interesting discussion which you can watch here.
We would love to hear what you thought of the movie so drop your reactions in the comments below! If you haven’t seen it yet, do go. Yes, it’s 3hours long but we promise you won’t feel the time dragging. And take a handkie, there are moments where you’ll probably need it.
We have talked to Isobel and Bill before here in Scottish Independence Podcasts. Look in our Defending Scotland category playlist for their previous discussions:
- War Zones & Nuclear Castles
- With the War in Ukraine, What Now for Scotland, Nato & Trident
- Getting Rid of Trident
- Defence & Security in an Independent Scotland