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With the reality of a nuclear threat more and more present – especially because of recent U.S. politics – Maki, the granddaughter of a Hiroshima bombing survivor, strives to keep the memory of the horror alive so that history is not repeated.
Evelyn, originally from the Marshall Islands and exiled in Honolulu, is the adopted daughter of a woman irradiated by a U.S. thermonuclear bomb. Not only has she lost her home, she lives with the nightmare of genetic malformations and cancers at the forefront of her mind.
Mauréa, a young, Tahitian, anti-nuclear activist, who inherited her passion for activism from her father, struggles in a society where mentioning anything nuclear is taboo. Through Mauréa’s journey we discover a country torn apart by nuclear colonization and an environment rendered vulnerable to plutonium, one of the strongest poisons in the world.
In New Zealand, an anti-nuclear country, we meet Annie. She walks in the shoes of her parents, heroic figures in the peace movement, and instrumental in the condemnation of arms by the International Court of Justice. Annie works to inspire youth towards activism and away from fear and complacency.
These young women introduce us to the film’s themes: the rewriting of history for the purposes of political opportunism, the reality of new nuclear arms, planetary contamination, the anti- missile shield program, and peace movements.
From Hiroshima, the Marshall Islands, Tahiti, and New Zealand, to Vienna, Washington D.C., and Vancouver we hear the accounts of scientists, media and political experts, activists, and, of course, the descendants – who cling to the hope that their testimony can free us from the threat of sudden destruction.
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2 x 1 hour (Children of Armageddon / May the Bomb Be With You)
|Format:||90 minutes (Children of Armageddon Feature Length)|
2015 International Uranium
HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE
2009 Festival des Libertés, Belgium
2009 Strasbourg International
GOLDEN PALM AWARD
2009 Mexico International Film Festival
DIRECTION, OVERALL SOUND
AND SOUND EDITING
2009 Leo Award Nominations
2009 Portneuf Festival Of Films
On The Environnement
ALOHA ACCOLADE AWARD
2009 Honolulu International
2009 Rendez-Vous International du
Documentaire de Montréal
2008 Columbus Film Festival
2009 Rendez-vous du cinéma
québécois et francophone
2009 Victoria Film Festival
2008 Non Violence Film Festival
BEST DOCUMENTARY NOMINATION
2008 International Film Festival
2009 St John's International
Women's Film Festival
2009 Kansas Film Festival
2008 Globians Film Festival
2008 REEL EARTH Aotearoa
Environmental Film Festival