Featuring celebrated scientist and Avedon subject Linus Pauling, a Nobel laureate for chemistry and recipient of the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize for his antinuclear activism, Bound by the Wind tracks the long international movement to institute a nuclear test ban treaty. Originally distributed as an activist piece for test-ban organizers in the 1990s, the documentary highlights global and local communities that continue to suffer the effects of being downwind of these world-changing experiments. Director David L. Brown will introduce the documentary and participate in a postscreening Q&A on both dates.
Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 7
Related Exhibition Richard Avedon
Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
David L. Brown, filmmaker
Bound by the Wind
David L. Brown, 1992, 88 min., video
Image: David L. Brown, Bound by the Wind , 1992; Anti-nuclear demonstration in Kazakhstan photo by James Lerager, courtesy of David L. Brown
SFMOMA thanks Alex Cherian, San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive film archivist, for his assistance and support of this program.