:Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise

Screening Schedule: 08/06, 20:00, Kino Kalaja | 08/09, 14:00, DokuKino

:Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise

UK, 2015, 70 min

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Seventy years ago, the bombing of Hiroshima showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. Mark Cousins's bold documentary looks at death in the atomic age, but life too. Using only archive film and a new musical score by the band Mogwai, the film shows us an impressionistic kaleidoscope of our nuclear times - protest marches, Cold War sabre-rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima - but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how x-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. The nuclear age has been a nightmare, but dreamlike too.

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Mark Cousins was born on May 3, 1965 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for The First Movie (2009), The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011) and Life May Be (2014).
IDFA 2015
Cambridge FF 2015
Edinburgh FF 2016
DOK.fest Munich 2016
Hopscotch Films
401 Govan Road,
Glasgow, G51 2QJ Scotland
0141-440 6740
08/06, 20:00, Kino Kalaja 08/09, 14:00, DokuKino
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