Radiation - A Slow Death : The New Generation of Hibakusha
The consequences of nuclear warfare, as well as the general effects of atmospheric radiation, are explored through the eyes of its victims in this compelling and unsettling documentary. Originally, the Japanese word hibakusha was used to refer to the survivors of the atomic bomb. Here, the director goes back to its literal meaning, victim of radiation to include new generations of sufferers who have emerged globally. This film documents the lives of these sufferers including Iraqi children irradiated by the use of depleted uranium ammunition during the Gulf War, American farmers living near the Hanford plutonium factory in Washington state, and survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Though separated by time and space, their common peril delivers a strong message to the contemporary world.
- DVD video
- 137.6 x 180.3 x 14.8mm | 83.16g
- 10 Feb 2009
- Repnet LLC
- United States