Eight Minutes to Midnight

Filmmaker: Mary Benjamin (released 1980, running time 60 min) ISBN: 1559742364

This award-winning film tells the story of pediatrician, author, and activist Dr. Helen Caldicott and her struggle to inform and awaken the public to the medical dangers posed by nuclear power. It is also an inspiring drama of how one woman meets the demands of being wife, mother, physician and involved citizen. Filmed between 1978 and 1980, during a critical period of debate about the future of nuclear energy, this film presents a vivid portrait of a woman who became a key international figure in the movement for nuclear disarmament (description from Direct Cinema Limited).

Nominated for 1981 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.