The Atomic Cafe

United States, 1982

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A painstakingly researched and brilliantly edited compendium of pro-nuclear propaganda from American newsreels, ‘educational’ material, military footage, advertisements, TV shows and pop songs. This was the Cold War at its most icy and all-pervasive, and no area of American popular culture seems to have escaped from its bitter ideological grip. This veritable flood of bizarre, horrifying and often ludicrously comic images is counterpointed on the soundtrack by an array of equally extraordinary songs.

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co-director

Jayne Loader

Kevin Rafferty

Pierce Rafferty

production company

Archives Project Production Co

Duration

01:32:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

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