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Trailer for “The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs”

"The Nuns, the Priests & the Bombs" film documentary
Written by JoAnn Chateau

Anti-Nuclear Documentary

Filmmaker Helen Young has made a documentary about elderly activists, mainly retired nuns and priests, who break into high-security government facilities in order to protest nuclear arms. Young’s documentary covers the 2012 break-in at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Plowshares movement, and includes the UN anti-nuclear treaty of 2017. It’s called The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs.

“Nuclear disarmament activists, including Catholic nuns and priests, challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into the “Fort Knox” of uranium and a Trident nuclear submarine base. Are they criminals or prophets sending a wake-up call to the world?” ~ Helen Young

Helen Young Interview

The film is still in the screenings stage. Hopefully, it will soon be available on Netflix. Meanwhile, you may be interested to catch the Helen Young interview on the December 23 edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, which discussed making The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bombs.

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About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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