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|Screening of Documentary Film “The Forgotten Bomb”|
|Date||Sunday August 21|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Beck Hall, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez Avenue (at Ellsworth), San Mateo, CA 94401
Since August is the month – every year – that marks the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Peace Action of San Mateo County will present our own free screening of a new documentary film, “The Forgotten Bomb”.
This 94-minute film, by Stuart Overbey and Bud Ryan (who also narrates and conducts interviews throughout), examines the political and legal implications of nuclear weapons, but also digs deeper, into the cultural and psychological reasons behind the arsenal's existence. Ryan’s quest takes us from the homes of hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) in Japan, to an abandoned Uranium mine in New Mexico, to an underground Titan missile silo in Arizona. From these places, and many others, Ryan puts together the pieces of a puzzle that explain why we have the bomb, and how we might finally do away with it.
Through interviews with atomic scientists, politicians, authors, statesmen, and atomic bomb survivors, “The Forgotten Bomb” examines what The Bomb means to us all, and why we need to think about it again, now, even though the Cold War is long over.
Copies of the DVD will be on sale for those who want to share it with others.
For more information email smpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction.org.