[ RadSafe ] Review: an apocalyptic nuclear film with a strangely pro nuclear spin

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 02:59:03 CST 2015

Why are there large numbers of deformed babies here and there was no
such occurrence after Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Roger Helbig

> by Christina MacPherson
> After the Apocalypse: The anti-nuclear film that wasn't, Nuclear Free by
> 2o45? by Dennis, 27 Feb 15
> As the fourth anniversary of the earthquake-tsunami-meltdown syndrome
> approached, I looked back at an example of pro-nuclear spin that appeared in
> the media in the spring of 2011. Ironically, the pro-nuclear message
> discussed here is a film about the horrors of atomic weapon blasts in The
> Polygon, the sacrifice zone in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union detonated
> hundreds of nuclear and thermonuclear bombs. I'm timing this article to also
> commemorate the birth of the Nevada-Semipalatinsk anti-nuclear movement
> which is marked every year in Kazakhstan on February 28th.
> After the Apocalypse [1] is a one-hour documentary that takes place in
> Semipalatinsk, a town in north-eastern Kazakhstan where the USSR detonated
> 456 nuclear weapons, many of them large-yield megaton hydrogen bombs. The
> camera goes to radioactive craters where herders still take their animals to
> graze. It goes to a museum where the pickled corpses of deformed babies sit
> in jars. However, the horror show of the past is not the main attraction.
> The film concentrates on the fierce struggle that still goes on today over
> the reproductive rights of the Kazakhstan hibakusha. The director, Antony
> Butts, follows a pregnant woman, Bibigul, whose wide-set eyes suggest
> chromosome damage. She wants to give birth despite the protestations of
> Toleukhan Nurmagambetov, a doctor who talks of the deformed, and too often
> abandoned, babies in the region as "monsters." Read more of this post
> Christina MacPherson | February 28, 2015 at 4:00 am | Categories:
> Kazakhstan, Resources -audiovicual | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-iYs

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