Director's Choice: Seventy years ago, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. Mark Cousins' (THE STORY OF FILM) bold documentary looks at death in the atomic age, but life too. Using only archive film and a haunting new musical score by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, the film is 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.
Community Partner: Mothers for Peace