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The Screen Guide

With terrifying calm this film examines the facts leading up to the 'Bravo' nuclear test in 1954, when in the name of 'national security' the United States government irreversibly destroyed the fragile world of the Marshall Islanders for countless generations to come. Piece by piece the role of the United States government is uncovered and we discover the deliberate decisions that were made to allow these gentle and trusting people to be expoesed to radioactivity and then used as 'guinea pigs' to test the short and long term effects of nuclear fallout. with cold fard facts HALF-LIFE contructs an account which is far more horrifying than any dramatisation and whose truth haunts our past, present and future.

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Dennis O'Rourke
Dennis O'Rourke

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Drama, History and national identity, Science

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