Recent characterizations of nuclear power as a “renewable energy source” make this classic film an essential resource.
Winner of the Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and recipient of a national Emmy Award, Dark Circle reveals the full scope and human impact of the Atomic Age, from the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Japan to the present day perils of nuclear power and nuclear bomb assembly line and nuclear power.
This updated version of the film weaves dramatic personal stories of nuclear victims with previously classified footage. Dark Circle follows the trail of plutonium from the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons facility in Colorado, to the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in California, to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Plutonium, the most toxic substance in the world, links these locations and the people whose lives are irrevocably changed by it.