How Karen Kramer met Dr. Helen Caldicott a short film by Myla Reson
At the tender age of fifteen, Helen Caldicott watched Stanley Kramer’s disturbing film “On the Beach”. Many years later Karen Sharpe-Kramer and Dr. Caldicott met. It was on the occasion of their first meeting, that Caldicott told the late, great filmmaker’s wife how viewing Stanley Kramer’s dramatic, post-apocalyptic film about nuclear war had changed the course of Caldicott’s life.
Karen Sharpe-Kramer talks about her ongoing friendship and collaboration with Dr. Caldicott, and about the societal impact of Stanley Kramer’s classic film “On the Beach” which premiered simultaneously in seventeen cities on six continents on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1959.
This video was recorded at a “Great Mind” salon produced by publicist Ilene Proctor. The January 29, 2015 salon titled “Nuclear Lies and Radioactive Truths” featured “Nuclear Hotseat” host Libbe HaLevy.