Produced and directed by Robert Stone, this critically acclaimed documentary uses declassified footage acquired through the Freedom of Information Act to tell the story of the Bikini islanders, who were removed from their homes by the U.S. government so that their atoll could be used for high-profile atomic bomb tests known as "Operation Crossroads" at the start of the Cold War. Afterwards, the islanders could not safely return home, as the area remained dangerously radioactive for 40 years. Highlights include radio broadcasts from the area, footage of the atomic bomb blasts, and an interview with a U.S. serviceman who observed the tests. Winner of the San Francisco Film Festival's Golden Gate Award, this film aired as an episode of the Emmy award-winning PBS television series The American Experience. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi
Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946.
Nuclear weapons -- Marshall Islands -- Bikini Atoll -- Testing.
Nuclear weapons -- United States.
Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Nuclear weapons testing victims.
Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
|Publisher|| [New York] :Docurama :2003
Distributed by New Video Group,
Channel Four (Great Britain)
New Video Group.
Featuring, Kilon Bauno and John Smitherman.
Camera, John Rayter, Robert Stone ; original music, Robert Fitzsimons.
Subtitle on disc: The most terrifying and unbelievable story of the nuclear age.
Program content: c1987.
Extras: Filmmaker interview; filmmaker biography; about Docurama; Catalog/trailers.
DVD; NTSC; full screen presentation; Dolby digital, stereo.
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.