Atomic juggernaut

Canada, 1971

Film
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In India they call it Anushkati - the atomic juggernaut - a modern miracle brought from Canada to light an entire region. This film shows the strange procession made by the calandria, the heart of the nuclear reactor, hauled by huge diesel tractors from the seaport in India to the proposed site of the reactor, along a roadway specially prepared beforehand. Everywhere the juggernaut passed, ancient life stopped for a moment to witness the arrival of this new deity.

Credits

co-producer

Tom Daly

Walford Hewitson

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:17:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30934

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Nuclear power plants - Canada

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public works - India

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear energy

Places → India

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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