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
La Commune (Paris, 1871), 2000
Evening Land, 1977
Edvard Munch, 1974
Punishment Park, 1971
Production CountryUnited Kingdom
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.