American Experience: Command & Control DVD - AV Item

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Command and Control presents the true story of what happens when weapons built to protect threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on bestseller by Eric Schlosser, the film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, and explores the great dilemma or our time: How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

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Features:

  • Length: 210 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"Nerve-melting and riveting!" - Entertainment Weekly

"Combines Cold War-era thriller with post-apocalyptic nightmare...this one will stay with you for days" - Rolling Stone

"Masterfully constructed! As white-knuckle suspenseful as any movie you are likely to see this year." - Art Forum

"With reenactments the equal of any thriller and gripping interviews with participants, experts, and survivors, Robert Kenner's "Command and Control" shows how close we came to the brink of annihilation, and how likely the chances are of such an accident occurring again -- with potentially catastrophic consequences." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"The implications of disturbances like this are downright terrifying, and Kenner captures that intensity in his documentary via candid interviews, stylish reconstructions, and urgent music, creating a brisk, efficient exploration of a troubling moment in our history, with questions that are very much of this moment." - FlavorWire

"...utterly riveting. It's chilling and fascinating." - Albany Times Union

4 out of 4 stars
"...this riveting and terrifying tale of human fallibility and weapons of unimaginable power could not be more timely or more alarming. Highly recommended." - Video Librarian

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 210 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • American Experience: Command and Control

    Command and Control presents the terrifying, true story of what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Eric Schlosser the film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster. In so doing, the film explores the great dilemma that the United States has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)