Wed, Oct 18, 2018
Sherry Jones presents Documentary of Cuban Missile Crisis
Location: Cole Cinema, Campus Center on the St. Mary’s College campus
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM (01:30 Duration)
Posted By: Michael Bruckler
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy presents “The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know; The Cuban Missile Crisis +55” on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Cole Cinema, Campus Center on the St. Mary’s College campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sherry Jones will present the documentary and lead a discussion on the missile crisis and how its mishaps, miscalculations and lessons resonate today, 55 years after that perilous October. In particular, the speakers will discuss how the crisis relates to the current escalation between the United States and the North Korean nuclear missile program. Director of National Security Archive at George Washington University Thomas Blanton, and director of the archive’s Russia program Svetlana Savranskaya will join producer Jones for the discussion.
The documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba. With correspondent Peter Jennings, the documentary portrays the events as the crisis of the nuclear age while revealing that the world was much closer to the brink in October 1962 than anyone either knew or was willing to admit.
Jones is an award-winning producer and director with dozens of television documentaries to her credit. Her films have won eight Emmy awards, two Robert F. Kennedy awards, three Edward R. Murrow awards, and two consecutive Silver Baton awards from the American Bar Association. Jones is a fellow of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, and has been honored as a “Woman of Vision” by Women in Film and Video.
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