Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

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Horowitz, Adam Jonas. Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1. Santa Fe: Primordial Soup Company, 2011. Color, 87 min.

A shocking political exposé and heartbreaking, intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for dignity and survival after decades of intentional radiation poisoning at the hands of the American government. This untold and true detective story unfolds in the remote Marshall Islands, where during the Cold War the United States exploded 67 nuclear bombs, vaporizing islands and contaminating entire populations. Most incredible is the central story of the film, which reveals how U.S. scientists used the local islanders as human guinea pigs for decades to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings. (Source: NuclearFreePlanet)

© 2011 Primordial Soup Company. Trailer used by permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Schwartz, Stephen I., ed. Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.