“Where the wind blew”, a documentary movie was screened in the KAZGUU

The Event was organised jointly by the Centre of International Security and politics, Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan and Academic Diplomatic club.

Film screening is also timed to the 30th anniversary of the “Nevada – Semipalatinsk” movement.

The Film of Andre Singer, the British documentary film director tells how Superpowers of the Cold War over 40 years created an increasingly destructive weapon that could wipe out from the face of the earth entire nations, sacrificing its own population for the sake of national security.

Mr. Urs Schmidt, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Switzerland to Kazakhstan, as well as Mr Roman Vasilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Miras Daulenov, Provost of the KAZGUU University spoke about a significance of Kazakhstan’s anti-nuclear initiative.

Mr. Karipbek Kuyukov, the Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM project, being a main character of the Film, has arrived to Astana to participate in the screening.

“Where the wind blew” tells about the USSR and the USA nuclear testing, and about damage to the health of own population living close to nuclear test sites. Also, the Film shows how the “Nevada – Semipalatinsk” Movement against nuclear tests rallied victims and activists from both countries helped to achieve the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and the gradual cessation of all nuclear tests at other sites.

The Film emphasizes an international perception and humanistic significance of the strategically correct and politically farsighted decision of Nursultan Nazarbayev of a voluntary rejection of nuclear arsenal and signing the Nuclear testing ban Treaty.

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