Desmond Ball, ‘the man who saved the world’

TWILIGHT TIME honours a complex and curious individual whose impeccable service to Australian strategic studies exemplifies a spirit of independence, and the courage of dissent. Desmond Ball (1947-2016) was hailed by Jimmy Carter as “the man who saved the world” as he established the fallacy of the doctrine of ‘limited’ nuclear war. His study of Pine Gap – in the heart of Australia’s central desert – infuriated Australia’s defence establishment. Des Ball made a difference; his insights are everyday more urgent.

Writer Director: John Hughes
Producers: Philippa Campey & John Hughes
Year: 2024

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF),
August 2024