FILM: Countdown to Zero (PG)

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan, the world watched in horror as experts raced to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to regain control of the facility in the face of a possible nuclear meltdown.

It was a sobering reminder of the potential disasters of nuclear fuel - a fact hammered home by Lucy Walker’s acclaimed documentary which offers a fascinating and chilling survey of the nuclear weapons race as seen through the eyes of world leaders and weapons experts.

Exposing the present day threats to global peace, Countdown To Zero puts forward the argument that the only way to ensure human survival is to eliminate nuclear weapons entirely.

By Damon Smith

Released: June 24 (UK, selected cinemas), 89 mins