Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

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Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

  • 1980 ----- color ----- 89 min ----- 16mm
  • Focuses on the events preceding July 16, 1945--the day the first atomic bomb shattered the desert sky over New Mexico. Provides a gripping profile of J. Robert Oppenheimer, through the eyes of the remarkable people who joined him in the nuclear race with Nazi Germany. The film's power comes from the revelations of human guilt felt by the scientists who naively felt that the bomb would never be used on mankind and from the change of Oppenheimer from a radical to a "pure" scientist and administrator to a humanist dedicated to the survival of man. A strong commentary on scientific inquiry, the McCarthy era and the tragedy of continuing nuclear proliferation. (Academy Award Nominee)
  • Topics: (Biography, History: American, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Political Science: American, Atomic Energy)