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Launch of Nuclear Games – 5 animated stories and a web-documentary about the nuclear age
July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST
Friday July 23, 15:00-16:30 (3pm-4:30pm) Central European Time / 9am – 10:30am Eastern Time USA
A youth-led event organised by Youth Fusion
About Nuclear Games
As athletes gather in Japan for the start of the Olympic Games, much attention is being given to the value of the Games for sports, protection at the Games from the COVID virus, and the Olympic Ideal for Peace and Humanity. But there are other, threatening and deadly Games involving Japan – and the entire world – that will continue during the Olympics and after. These Games involve the deadly nuclear arms race and the misguided pursuit of nuclear energy. Nuclear Games, which will be launched on July 23, tells five nuclear age stories – in new, animated web documentary and ‘manga’ formats – designed to educate and engage.
Introduction to Nuclear Games and the issues by:
- Dr Andreas Nidecker (Switzerland):
President, Basel Peace Office. Creator of the Nuclear Games concept;
- Kehkashan Basu (Canada):
Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation. UN Human Rights Champion. Winner, 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize. Member, World Future Council
- Michaela Sorensen (Denmark):Youth Fusion team member. Gender, Peace and Security Program Officer, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Excerpts from the web documentary and the five manga stories (see below)
- Discussion after each manga story with young global leaders including:
- Divina Maloum (Cameroon):
Founder, Children for Peace. Co-winner (with Greta Thunberg) of the 2019 International Children’s Peace Prize;
- Disha Ravi (India):
Founder of Fridays for Future India.
- Kasha Sequoia Slavner (Canada)
The ‘Sunrise Stroyteller’. Multi-award-winning young documentary filmmaker;
- Tatsuro Debroux (Japan)
Doctor in Law Pompeu Fabra University. Program Officer, Peace Depot. Japan Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament;
Nuclear Games: 5 Manga stories
The Nuclear Games web-documentary starts in Japan with the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Fukushima nuclear power disaster. It then travels around the world featuring nuclear age stories from all continents. The five manga stories featured are from the Cuban missile crisis, uranium mining in Niger, the Chernobyl nuclear accident, nuclear tests in Bikini (Marshall Islands) and the North Korean nuclear threat.
The Nuclear Games team
Nuclear Games has been developed Docmine, a Swiss-based creative studio. It is being supported and promoted by Basel Peace Office, Youth Fusion (the youth network of Abolition 2000), World Future Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility Switzerland.
“We see this as a wonderful tool for engaging more (especially young) people in the peace and nuclear disarmament movement,”
Marzhan Nurzhan and Vanda Proskova, Youth Fusion convenors