An exclusive sneak preview of an award-winning film director’s hard-hitting documentary about the spread of nuclear weapons is on show next week.

The Wimbledon branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is holding a free preview screening of ‘In My Lifetime’ by American filmmaker Robert Frye, who was given special access to big-name politicians and film in the United Nations building in New York City.

Starting with warnings of nuclear terror by Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, the film offers explanations of how key events in history where politicians failed to stop the nuclear arms race during the Cold War.

Mr Frye, a former producer in the United States for ABC News, worked on the film for four years and interviewed several heavyweight experts in nuclear arms, including the former head of the UN's nuclear weapons watchdog, Mohamed El Baradei.

He said: “This is definitely a documentary, meant for general audiences of all generations and in fact next week, along with the screening taking place in Wimbledon, the film will be screened as an official selection at The Global Peace Film Festival taking place in Orlando, Florida.”

The two-hour screening, on September 20 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church in Herbert Road, will be hosted by the Wimbledon CND secretary, Joanna Bazley.

Ms Bazley, said: "We are privileged to have this film in Merton, as it is not yet on general release.

"It is a deliberately non-confrontational film, allowing space for many different points of view, but this makes the ultimate conclusion all the more powerful: we cannot indefinitely continue nuclear 'business as usual' and expect to get away with it."

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