Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
New York City, US 11106
January 20 - February 12
On the Morning You Wake to Nuclear Threat: Exploring Social Impact Through Virtual Reality
On January 13, 2018, residents of Hawai’i were issued a terrifying alert. They were instructed to seek immediate shelter from an incoming ballistic missile, and feared it was carrying a nuclear weapon. Though the alert turned out to be false, the result of a miscommunication, this event illustrates the very real nuclear threat we all face yet rarely acknowledge.
Engaged by the social impact organization Games for Change and Princeton University’s Science and Global Security Program to create a virtual reality documentary, filmmakers Archer’s Mark and Atlas V were inspired by this incident to develop On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World). This immersive experience humanizes the potential of nuclear catastrophe, focusing on how the presence, production, and use of nuclear weapons can only lead to violence and destruction. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore the project’s production and worldwide impact, in addition to experiencing the VR documentary.
On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World) is executive produced by Games for Change and Princeton University’s Science and Global Security Program, with support from VR for Good, Arte France, and British Film Institute, and international distribution by Astrea.