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USA, 1982 (MIFF 1983)

Director: Joan Harvey

As the title indicates, the film puts the arms race into perspective both from an historical and a present point of view: American industry backed Nazi Germany and now is making profits from the current preparation for war.

Joan Harvey has created a powerful plea for our peace and sanity in the world, that cannot be overlooked. The film is concerned with the impact of nuclear pollution on people who work and live near nuclear arms factories, as well as the effects on the total environment.

Interviews, including victims of the nuclear industry, give a grim and frightening picture, and with its exhaustive and detailed background research, the film is a revelation for even the most informed.

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