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The War Game

This programme contains 2 films.

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The War Game

Censored for 20 years by the BBC, The War Game is a harrowing portrayal of the aftermath of anuclear war.

Watkins weaves together interviews, Civil Defence documents, scientific studies and accounts of the effects of historical nonnuclear devastation. He embeds these into his own imagined scenario of a blast in Kent following the escalation of an East West conflict. A bonafide and radical Fact or Fiction classic.

Peter Watkins is a pioneer of the
docu-drama with his work typified by a
combined use of fictional and documentary
elements to dissect historical or
possible near future events. Creating
films that have become crucial to our
critical understanding of mass media, the
censorship and controversy arising from
adverse reactions to The War Game in 1965
forced him into self-imposed exile from
the UK. 

Filmography

La Commune (Paris, 1871), 2000 

Evening Land, 1977 

Edvard Munch, 1974 

Punishment Park, 1971 

Privilege, 1967

Culloden, 1964 

Director

Peter Watkins

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

1965

Duration

48 mins

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The Dud Effect

Filmed on abandoned former Soviet bases in Lithuania, The Dud Effect stages the firing of a R-12 missile (the category aimed West) by Evgeny Terentiev, a solitary former officer who still remembers the necessary commands and instructions by heart.

Director

Deimantas Narkevičius

Production Country

Lithuania

Production Year

2008

Duration

16 mins