- Current Affairs, Environment, Human Rights, and Politics
"People come to Scotland to see the Loch Ness Monster," says the hotel owner on the west coast, "but the real monster is at my doorstep." He is referring to the British Trident nuclear submarines and their deadly nuclear missiles.
The peace movement has protested and petitioned for decades, but does not ever seem to get very far using these methods alone. The new option, according to activists from 'Trident Ploughshares', is "people's disarmament".
Any method used to "disarm" Trident is acceptable, as long as it does not endanger or harm anybody. Members of the 'Ploughshares' cut the fences of the submarine bases, they swim up to the submarines to dismantle test equipment, and they sink computers from floating laboratories into the sea.
They always wait to be arrested. In hundreds of court cases, they have justified their actions as "preventing the greater crime" - nuclear war. Some have resulted in groundbreaking acquittals.
- Running time
- 59 and 25 minutes
- Ben Kempas ... Director, Co-Director of Photography
- Eddie Schneidermeier ... Director of Photography
- Eva Stotz ... Sound Recordist, Assistant Editor
- Andrea Ferrando ... Sound Recordist
- Jim Loomis ... Sound Recordist
- Jo Jackson ... Sound Recordist
- Stan Blackley ... Narrator, Production Assistant
- Lara Celini ... Production Assistant
- Gerhard Auer ... Sound Mix
- Gerd Ruge ... Producer for HFF Munich
- Irini Karistianou ... Producer for HFF Munich
- Uwe Lothar MÃ¼ller ... Commissioning Editor for ARTE Reportage
- Prod. Co.
- HFF MÃ¼nchen/expressive.tv (59'), ARTE/expressive.tv (25')
- Years of Production
- 2000 to 2002
- Faslane, Coulport, Helensburgh, Edinburgh, Glasgow (all in Scotland)
- Release year
- Dok.Fest Munich, Cinemambiente Turin, D.C. Independent Film Festival, Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival Seattle, further screenings in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Munich, Salzburg
- Three protagonists received the Right Livelihood Award (better known as "Alternative Nobel Prize") in 2001.
- Broadcast (Prod.)
- ARTE G.E.I.E (reportage version)
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- YLE Finland
- English with narration in English, German, or French
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