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The Nuns, the Priests and the Bombs
August 6 @ 6:00 pm
A Backbone Meaningful Movie
Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00PM
“The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs”, a documentary telling the story of direct action that happened at the Bangor Nuclear Base on Kitsap Peninsula, will be screened at Vashon Theatre on Hiroshima Day, Tuesday, August 6th, 6pm. Following the screening, several members of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will speak about their work to keep Washington – and the world – safe by fighting for the abolishing of nuclear weapons.
Since 1980 activists in lay and religious life have undertaken dramatic Plowshares protests, derived from the biblical injunction, “They shall beat their swords into Plowshares,” risking long prison sentences in an ongoing campaign to move the world away from the nuclear brink. This film follows two cases: the July 2012 break-in at the site known as America’s “Fort Knox of Uranium” where the intruders were an 82-year old Catholic nun and two fellow peace activists and the 2009 Plowshares action at a US naval base near Seattle, WA. It follows the activists’ legal efforts to justify their actions under international law and highlights the power of their moral conviction.
The screening is part of the Backbone Meaningful Movies film series and is generously supported by Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech, as well as the Meaningful Movies Project and the Backbone Campaign. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door.