The Man who Stopped WW3

Bedlam Productions
2012
 

The untold story of how the actions of a single man saved the world from nuclear apocalypse.

Ahead of the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this film reveals the unnerving and long-hidden side to the events of 1962. Today the public remembers Kennedy and Khrushchev’s public battle of nerves. But away from the spotlight of global politics, a drama on board a Russian submarine brought us closer to World War III than anyone had ever thought. This film reveals the actions of Vasili Arkhipov – the man who brought us back from the brink of certain nuclear war. With brand new eye witness accounts, the first ever TV interview with Arkhipov’s widow and dramatic reconstruction, this is the untold story of the most dangerous moment in human history.