Radiation - A Slow Death: The Next Generation of Hibakusha .
Catalog #: CH7024DVD
Running Time: 90 minutes
Special Features: Segments by Country - Guidebook
Language: English with Subtitles READ THE REVIEWS
The consequences of nuclear warfare, as well as the general effects of atmospheric radiation, are explored through the eyes of its victims in this compelling and unsettling documentary. Originally, the Japanese word "hibakusha" was used to refer to the survivors of the atomic bomb. Here, the director goes back to its literal meaning, "victim of radiation" to include new generations of sufferers who have emerged globally.
This film documents the lives of these sufferers including Iraqi children irradiated by the use of depleted uranium ammunition during the Gulf War, American farmers living near the Hanford plutonium factory in Washington state, and survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Though separated by time and space, their common peril delivers a strong message to the contemporary world. This film is also known as "Hibakusha: At the End of the World".
Grades 10-13. Ideal for science, environmental, health and social studies curriculums.