Launch date to be announced.
The Anti-Trident Awareness Campaign is utilising the short film Anthropology 101 to promote an international nuclear disarmament campaign. Anthropology 101 was originally produced for secondary schools - the opening 15 minutes of a lesson devised to elicit discussion on the many environmental challenges we face in the world today. It was produced for use by a number awareness campaigns, including BASIC, WMD Awareness Programme, Oxford Research Group and Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy. This exceptional and enlightening film went on to win the best short film award at the Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood and played in many short film festivals around the world. Anthropology 101 will now reach out to its anti-nuclear affiliates throughout the world.
Trident is Britain's nuclear weapons system. It's made up of four submarines – one of which is on patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the biggest supporters of replacing Trident in 2007, has admitted that the only purpose of maintaining the nuclear weapons system is to give Britain status. Not only are these weapons immoral, potentially genocidal and strategically irrelevant in the face of the realistic threats we face today, they are also hugely expensive. The Government's National Security Strategy identifies international terrorism, cyber-attacks and natural hazards as greater threats than nuclear war.