The Bomb

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DOCVILLE 2017 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 21-29 maart 2018. Onderstaande informatie slaat op de editie van 2017.
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The Bomb

Directed by Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, Eric Schlosser
USA | 60 min. | English (no subtitles)

The Bomb puts the viewer at the heart of the incredible power of nuclear weapons - the most dangerous machines ever built by man. This intense film explores the fascinating industry of nuclear weapons, from the Trinity Test in 1945 to the current state of nuclear technology. The immense and lethal force of nuclear weapons is indeed incomparable, resulting in people's gloomy fascination with and dark attraction to them.

Because of the perverse grander of their power and the beauty of their underlying ingenious technology nuclear weapons are by far the most fascinating, but also the most chilling machines ever built. Mankind has built complex computer systems to control them (hopefully), and manufactured rockets and bombers that transport or launch them. The weapons themselves are influenced by social and political reasoning and their existence is internationally kept within an atmosphere of secrecy, or even denial.

 

The Bomb not only tells a story about nuclear weapons, but also tries to provide a total experience of the essence of nuclear weapons, through the use of impressive audiovisual simulations, archival footage, animation, music, text and images. It is intense, heartbreaking and nauseating: a true but terrible and haunting beauty. This film is a surprisingly intense overall experience that will completely blow you away!


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Producer
Cinematography Stanley Donwood