For Immediate Release
Prize-Winning Video 'The Nuclear Family' to Get Showing at the United Nations
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will show the
winning entry of its 2010
Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest at the United Nations on Monday,
It will be part of the Foundation's presentation at the
Treaty Review Conference being held at UN Headquarters in New York City.
Angela How, of Los Angeles,
won the $1,000 first prize with her video entitled, "The Nuclear
Family." Modeled after a 1950s commercial, the video uses satire to
illustrate the futility of nuclear weapons.
The top three videos can be viewed on line at:
Angela How is originally from
Singapore, but studied for her Bachelor's degree
in Applied Science (Architectural Science) and her Bachelor's degree in
Architecture in Australia.
She is also a graduate of the Directing MFA program at the UCLA School
Film and Television. Her short films have played at many international
festivals, including the Stockholm International Film Festival.
"The whole idea of a nuclear
weapons race is
absurd and ridiculous," said the film-maker. "It's a race that no
one wins. So, I figured, what better
way to really spell out the absurdity of it all than with satire, and
with a scenario that's globally familiar - a family dinner."
There were 55 videos submitted to this year's
Second Prize, $750, went to Jonathan Mann of
for his work "Song A Day #454:
How to Stop the Nuclear Menace." Third Prize, $250, went to Leila Ling
"Avoiding Catastrophe: Looking
Back Towards the Future."
"The judges and the staff of the Nuclear Age
appreciate the research, creativity and many hours of work that went
of the videos," said Rick Wayman,
Director of Programs for the Foundation and contest coordinator. "We
honor each and every one of the entrants for their commitment to the
videos of three minutes or less addressing the topic "Avoiding
Catastrophe: Changing Our Modes of
video contest is held annually. There will be an announcement about the
contest early in 2011.
Please contact Steven Crandell, 805 965-3443
for interview requests
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.