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DOOMSDAY POSTER vertical | © OutreMer Film | Dirk van den Berg
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Against The Clock

  • Doomsday - Push Back The Clock (Working title)
All titles (4)
Documentary | 2022-2023 | arte, rbb [de], RTS Radio Télévision Suisse [ch] | Docu | France, Germany


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Brief synopsis

NUCLEAR WEAPONS - CLIMATE CHANGE - DIGITAL DISINFORMATION: they are the greatest threats to mankind. They jeopardize our civilization. And they are all man-made. Since 1945, the international network of the "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" warns on all of them simultaneously with the Doomsday Clock, that in 2022 was set at 100 seconds to midnight. Closer than ever before.

This film narrates how humanity got to the brink of self-destruction, with previously unseen archive footage and unprecedented access to the Bulletin and its members. This film investigates what actionable solutions can prevent it from happening - with the help of world-renowned scientists and experts, including 13 Nobel prize laureates. This film reveals if the Bulletin's original mission "to inform, warn and awaken the public" and "to forge awareness in the leaders of the world" is still valid today.

We thread the historic past and its ripples to our present and our complex present time and its roots in the past. And we dedicate this film to a new generation that is fed up of all the political "bla-bla" and finally wants action.


ColoristSusi Dollnig
Director of photographySven Klöpper
Additional photographyOlivia Furtwängler
DirectorDirk van den Berg
Co-directorPascal Verroust
EditorFrédéric Vidal [1]
ProducerDirk van den Berg
Co-producerPascal Verroust
ScreenwriterPascal Verroust
Co-writerDirk van den Berg

Distribution / Sales companies

Mediawan [fr]


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyarteTuesday, 21/11/2023, 11.15 PM