The Man Who Saved the World
On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov was the commanding officer on duty at the Soviet nuclear early warning center when the system falsely reported the launching of five nuclear missiles from the United States.
In the harrowing moments that followed, Petrov overruled the system’s warning, personally declaring that it was a false alarm. This monumental decision prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its Western allies.
An introduction and post-screening discussion will be led by film producers Mark Romeo and Ted Bruun.
This film is part of the annual ScreenPeace Film Festival, presented by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The festival features five critically acclaimed films that highlight a range of compelling issues related to peace and justice.
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Originally published at al.nd.edu.