Dark circle

United States, 1982

Film
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This is a contemporary portrait of the nuclear age told through the lives of those directly affected by it. The film is shot on location at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility near Denver, the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in central California, and in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Dark Circle” interweaves dramatic personal stories with rare, recently declassified footage of the secret world in which the hydrogen bomb is manufactured, tested and sold. Four years in the making, this film reveals the ironic and complex human costs of a nuclear economy even in the absence of a nuclear war.

Credits

production company

Independent Documentary Group

co-producers/directors

Chris Beaver

Judy Irving

Ruth Landy

Duration

01:22:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016295

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Nuclear industry

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Arms race

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear warfare

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Antinuclear movement

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Arms race

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear industry

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radioactivity

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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