The first part of the working title of the film comes from the “Doomsday Clock,” initiated by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947 to warn the world of the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
As technology advances, often promising a “better life,” it also brings a chance for self-inflicted disaster as well. The scientists who helped birth the nuclear age understood this all too well when the atomic bomb they developed detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In successive decades, military technology progressed, with more people gaining access to weapons of mass destruction. At the same time, shadows from the industrial age plus an economic focus on sustainability has led to the real threat of climate change, yet another form of human-created mass destruction.
Nevertheless, this is a love story, the premise of which is that perhaps we had to get this close to self-annihilation to reconnect with the value of life. Perhaps now we will realize that we don’t have to do it this way, will recognize how far away we are from living to our true potential. Maybe we will truly understand that we can responsibly utilize science through a consciousness that values the planet, nature, and life itself.
We will follow both scientists and others as we create an immersive experience of not only the chance of our own imminent demise, but also the infinite possibility in the choices that can continue our human evolution and growth.