The Red Button

Press Release

LOGTV, Ltd and MG Production are proud to announce that our new documentary “The Red Button” was nominated by the Jury of the Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro for the Yellow Oscar 2012, for the best feature film of the festival. The Yellow Oscar winner will be announced during the Award Ceremony in July 14, 2012.

“The Red Button” was directed by Ewa Pieta and Miroslaw Grubek, produced by Miroslaw Grubek (MG Production) and Slawomir Grünberg (LOGTV, Ltd).

Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

Music: Michal Lorenc,

Cinematography: Slawomir Grunberg,

Sound: Bartlomiej Wozniak

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“The Red Button” tells the dramatic story of Stanislav Petrov, the Russian officer who, in 1983, saved the world from atomic war. On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov was in charge of monitoring American missiles that could potentially be sent to Russia to start a nuclear war. Shortly after midnight, Petrov noticed a missile on his screen. Several minutes later, things became much more serious: four more missiles appeared and a red warning sign “Missile Attack” began to flash. The future of the world was in the 44-year-old Russian officer’s hands as he wrestled with the decision of whether or not to use Russia’s atomic button. Fortunately for all of us, Petrov made the correct decision. Although Petrov had effectively saved the world from atomic war, he was reprimanded for not filling out the log books on that day, and a year later he was given an option to retire. Today, Petrov lives in a small town near Moscow in relative anonymity, surviving only on a tiny pension of $200 a month.