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Children of Armageddon (2008)

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Facing a potential nuclear renaissance, this moving account explores the legacy of nuclear arms through the lives of 4 young women. First we meet Maki, granddaughter of a Hiroshima bombing ... See full summary »
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Christian Bernard ...
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Stephan Cloutier ...
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Melanie Cossette ...
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Jocelyn Demers ...
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Carole Ducharme ...
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James Fagan-Tait ...
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Fabrice Grover ...
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Danielle Hébert ...
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Émilie Leclerc ...
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Yolaine Mottet ...
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Monique Polloni ...
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Maiko Yamamoto ...
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Facing a potential nuclear renaissance, this moving account explores the legacy of nuclear arms through the lives of 4 young women. First we meet Maki, granddaughter of a Hiroshima bombing survivor who strives to keep the memory of the horror alive. Evelyn is a young student; she is exiled from her home, the contaminated island of Rongelap. Maurea and Annie are young and empassioned activists; one lives in a country torn apart by nuclear colonization while the other lives in an anti-nuclear country where she strives to inspire youth activism. These young women - along with scientists and political experts - introduce us to the film's themes: the rewriting of history, political opportunism, the reality of new nuclear arms, planetary contamination, and the anti-missile shield program. Written by Anonymous

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CAD 650,000 (estimated)
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A gripping human story of nuclear bomb testing and radiation effects.
24 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have seen a number of documentaries on nuclear weapon use and the resulting radiation effects. Much of this information has been has been hidden from public awareness by government classification of the information as secret or top secret. Many of us would more comfortably ignore such information. While many of the documentaries are excellent, such as "White Light, Black Rain," the "Children of Armageddon" is the best I have seen in helping to cross national boundaries and showing the stories of the U.S., British, and French testing effects. Nationalistic arguments are much weakened by showing this as a global problem. The wonderful people of Japan and the Pacific islands are seen as the immediate victims, but the true victims are seen as the children that all humankind hopes to have in the future. Other world changes have affected our social structures, our longevity, our ways of life, but the movie shows how nuclear weapons and excess nuclear radiation affects the very genetic structure of our human existence.

Recommended viewing. Excellent for showing in a group and having a discussion.


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