Snake Dance

Neither wholly documentary nor work of fiction, Snake Dance is a suspenseful, interwoven account of the invention of the first weapon of mass destruction – a stirring personal reading of humankind’s catastrophic decision to play God.

The knowledge needed to build the atomic bomb was not given to us.  It was consciously pursued.  And the world has been living with the consequences ever since.”

Neither wholly documentary nor work of fiction, Snake Dance is a suspenseful, interwoven account of the invention of the first weapon of mass destruction – a stirring personal reading of humankind’s catastrophic decision to play God.  The journey takes us through the open spaces of New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was built and tested.  Then we come to Congo, Africa’s horn of plenty, the land that nourished the bomb with uranium, where desperate miners struggle for survival as they continue to feed a voracious arms industry. And finally, we visit the bomb’s living test site in Japan, where most recently the devastating 2011 tsunami in Fukushima has contaminated the land for generations to come.  Visually poetic and historically insightful, Snake Dance explores the atomic legacy and the indelible stamp it has left on the world.

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