IN MY LIFETIME – Film screening presented by the filmmaker!
April 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
IN MY LIFETIME thoughtfully and thoroughly examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons — the most destructive force ever invented. The film is a powerful documentary that covers the history of nuclear weapons from the 1945 test explosion of the first atomic bomb in New Mexico to the Cold War to policies to reduce or eliminate these weapons altogether.
Director/Producer, and Syracuse native, Robert Frye spent over five years to create a compelling and thought provoking documentary showing the effects and consequences of nuclear weapons. Filmed in Japan, Europe and the U.S., and using incredible archival footage, IN MY LIFETIME includes the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cuban missile crisis, and the 1986 Reykjavik Summit between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, along with commentary from U.N. officials, former heads of state and Manhattan Project scientists and focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons. IN MY LIFETIME also details the obstacles — political and human — impeding a solution to this complex global issue.
IN MY LIFETIME is intriguing, insightful, heartbreaking and hopeful.
CNY native, Robert E. Frye is an Emmy award winning producer and director of documentaries and new programs. His documentary IN MY LIFETIME tells the story of the sixty five year struggle to find solutions for eliminating and reducing nuclear weapons in the world. A graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Frye studied political science and history at Hobart College before joining the U.S. Army. It was his experience serving in the army that fostered a lifelong interest in the Nuclear World Project that Frye explores in IN MY LIFETIME.
Frye moved to New York City in the 1960’s and began a twenty year career as a producer at ABC News where he eventually became the founding Executive Producer of ABC World New Tonight with Peter Jennings. Prior to that he was Executive Producer of Good Morning America, and was creator of World News This Morning. In 1981 he co-executive produced the three-hour prime time documentary, The Secret Negotiations, which told the story behind the release of the American hostages in Iran. In 1983 he commissioned the the ten part series, US/USSR: A Balance of Powers, that aired on the ABC Nightly News.
Frye has been an independent producer and director since 1988. In 1991 he produced and directed, The Journey of Butterfly; an award winning documentary featuring Holocaust survivor stories of those held at the Terezin concentration camp. In 2001, he released the one-hour documentary, Russia: Facing the Future which deals with the emerging Russia at the time that Vladimir Putin took over from Boris Yeltsin.
Among the awards Frye has received for his work over the course of his career include the Emmy, two Dupont-Columbia Silver Batons, the Peabody, the Polk, the Christopher, the Rockie from the Banff Film Festival, the Golden Hugo from The Chicago International Film Festival, the Headliner, the IRE (Investigative Reporters) and three CINE Golden Eagles. He resides in New York City.
$5-$10 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Peace Action of Central New York.