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The Bomb (2016)

the bomb places the viewer in the middle of the story of nuclear weapons - the most dangerous machines ever built - from the Trinity Test in 1945 to the current state of nuclear weapons in 2016.
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the bomb places the viewer in the middle of the story of nuclear weapons - the most dangerous machines ever built - from the Trinity Test in 1945 to the current state of nuclear weapons in 2016. It will explore the culture surrounding nuclear weapons, the fascination they inspire and the perverse appeal they still exert. It will convey the impossibility of controlling this technology. the bomb is about the immense power of nuclear weapons, their dark allure and ingenious technology, the computer systems invented to control them, the missiles and bombers built to carry them, the practice of denial and secrecy that perpetuates them, the societal and cultural influence of them, and the profound death wish at the very heart of them. The audience will experience visual and auditory simulations of nuclear testing/planning/attacks as well as the technological and cultural aspects of nuclear weapons. the bomb will be comprised of archival footage, animation, text, music and the installation ...

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The soundtrack is by The Acid. The Acid have been touring performing the score live to the film. Performances thus far have been Tribeca film fest, Berlinale, Glastonbury Festival, Nobel Peace Prize award ceremonies (Oslo) & Sydney Festival. See more »

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A visual meditation of the implications of nuclear weapons
19 August 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

This is a great compilation of visual depictions of the power of the nuclear bomb, the outcomes of when it used to destroy life and archival footage about its use and destructiveness. Lest we forget the power of this weapon, this film serves as a cinematic reminder of the need to be responsible for what can destroy mankind in an instant should be it used carelessly, or if there is the need to ever use it all.


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