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Peter Anthony’s fiction-documentary hybrid features the untold story of “true, real-life hero” Peter Stanislav, whose life-altering decision proved to have implications that stretched across the world.
According to the official synopsis, “On September 26th, 1983, an alarm sounded to indicate that five American nuclear missiles had been launched against the Soviet Union. Russian Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov defied military protocol, ignoring the incoming attack and declaring it a false alarm. His decision spared the world a nuclear holocaust. Decades later, this forgotten hero travels to the United States to accept an award from the United Nations and finally receives acknowledgement for his historical act. ‘The Man Who Saved the World’ melds together non-fiction and narrative filmmaking depicting the actual events that took place more than thirty years ago. Featuring Kevin Costner with appearances by Walter Cronkite, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and Ashton Kutcher.”
“The Man Who Saved the World” won the Audience Award at Docville in Belgium and Best Feature Film at the Sunscreen Film Festival. Watch the heartfelt, exclusive clip above.