Films offer rich visual windows into the people, places and stories of our campaign. The small selection of films on this page include speeches, animations, short documentaries, synchronised dance routines and an instructional video on bomb dismantlement. To see a wider selection, please visit ICAN’s Youtube and Vimeo pages.
If you love this planet
A beautifully animated short film, If You Love This Planet, brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted at the United Nations — 7 July 2017. (5:08 minutes).
The beginning of the end of nuclear weapons
This documentary film about efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, is told through the voices of leading activists from several different organizations and countries and the president of the negotiating conference.
This 56 minute documentary film takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to turn the treaty from a dream into a reality. Finally, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatise nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated.
Extracts of fourteen interviews are woven into the story that will leave you feeling inspired!
This film was produced by Pressenza. For information on organising showings of the film contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From a small group of people in Melbourne, Australia, to a global campaign, a treaty banning nuclear weapons and a Nobel Peace Prize.
ICAN was founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 2007. Hear about how and why it was formed, how we achieved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and what lies ahead.
Produced by Jessie Boylan.
Speakers: Tim Wright, Dimity Hawkins, Tilman Ruff and Margie Beavis.
This film was created with the generous support of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War.
Please donate to support our work in Australia.
Ollie MC “The Love That You Bring”
John Butler Trio “Ocean”
Ryuichi Sakamoto “Forbidden Colours”
Australian first nations voices
The films below feature Anangu-Yankunytjatjara second generation nuclear test survivors Karina and Rose Lester, daughters of the late elder Yami Lester, and Kokatha nuclear test survivor Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine.
Karina Lester presents an Indigenous Statement to the UN negotiating conference for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, June 2017.
Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine speaks at the UN negotiations for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 28th March 2017.
Rose Lester speaking in Sydney during the Black Mist White Rain Speaking Tour in April, 2016.
How to dismantle an atomic bomb
Filmed on Arrernte country, at the gates of Pine Gap and the Kuyunba Conservation Reserve.
Disarmament technicians: Cath, Ray, Sarah, Seb, Meret, Crunch.
Camera: Hilary, Pathi, Tim, Zach, Dimity, Gem.
Music: ‘Drone Bomb Me’ by Anohni.
For Bill Williams 22.09.58 – 12.09.16
(Don't Want Your) Nuclear Umbrella
Who by fire
This special video panel commemorated the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, code-named Trinity, on 16 July 2020. It featured the moving stories of three incredible nuclear survivors: Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, New Mexico, US, Koko Kondo, survivor of the Hiroshima bombing and prominent Japanese activist and Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu second-generation survivor of nuclear testing in Australia. Hosted by ICAN Australia and facilitated by Robert Tickner AO, ICAN Australia Ambassador.
A gathering to honour the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing on 6 August 2020. We heard prayers from seven faiths and an update from ICAN and Rev James Bhagwan of the Pacific Conference of Churches. Co-hosted by ICAN Australia and the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly. Facilitated by Dr Sue Wareham.
The Australian Institute for International Affairs, Victoria, invited Tim Wright to discuss the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the broader legal framework governing nuclear weapons. Recorded on 8 August 2020.
Hosted by ICAN partner, Soka Gakkai International, Australia, and featuring Gem Romuld and a youth panel. Recorded on 9 August, 2020.
RMIT lecturer Dr Jonathan Kolieb interviews Tilman Ruff on nuclear disarmament activism and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Recorded on 22 September, 2020.