Good Thinking went on to win several awards in Film Festivals:
“Best Documentary” at the Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival
“Winner Platinum Award Feature Documentary Directors Awards 2017” Indonesia
“Award of Excellence” at the Headline International Film Festival
“Winner, Award of Recognition” at the IndieFest Film Awards
“Merit Award” at the Awareness Film Festival (Los Angeles)
“Official Selection” AAB International Film Festival, N. India
“Official Selection” Miami Independent Film Festival
“Official Selection” Docs Withour Borders Film Festival
“Official Selection” Lake View International Film Festival (India)
“Official Selection” WIPE Film Festival (Berlin)
“Official Selection” Planet Film Festival, Barcelona
“Official Selection” ArtHouse Film Festival, Hong Kong
“Official Selection” Near Nazareth Film Festival, Israel
Good was disqualified by most the larger film fests because of my decision to put it up online for all, giving it freely to public, and esp. to those organizations concerned with nuclear abolition. I felt this information should not wait a year (from 2015) for Festival "consideration".
Besides, I didn’t think most fests would even consider a 3.5 hr film. To my surprise these festivals above did in 2016.
from original release on Vimeo:
This documentary 3.5 yrs in the making was slanted for release in Film Festivals fall 2016, and it was much preferred to have people view this on the big screen with others, however with the recent dangerous, irresponsible banter by most Presidential candidates about nuclear weapons, it is being released now freely to the public, in the hopes it will shed needed light, and widen the truth. Please discuss, bring to groups, share it widely. DVD's are available for groups or theaters that wish to show and stimulate conversation, taking this understanding yet further. Please join up with the many good organizations working on this for decades.
For over 70 years humanities greatest minds, including our scientists who knew the technology best, and our most inspiring social, spiritual and even military leaders have spoken clearly about the inconceivable waste, the terrible cost and gravest danger of nuclear weapons. This is an attempt to honor them and connect with what they shared with us.
They will clarify why now is the time to make them illegal, and transform the global business around such destructive weaponizing toward continuing to face mankind's challenges, and uplift both the significance and the Spirit of humanities journey.
Each of those presented here deserve further inquiry and I encourage your own in-depth study on each, and sharing in whatever medium your own works on this subject. We need to build upon common sense.
Good Thinking recognizes only some of the many millions of citizens who risked all, or took the time in their lives to stand up for a better world, encouraging both our own responsibility and clarity on the vital subject.
Thank you for doing all you can do. You're not alone.