(Prod.: Handy (Jam) Organization, Sponsor: U.S. Navy). Documents Able Day and Baker Day blasts of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Island in the Pacific. Contains footage from many of the ground and aerial cameras set up to record the blasts, beginning with B-29 aircraft "Dave's Dream" dropping an atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll. (2 parts)
(27 min./English/1946) (Code: 162/01)
(Producer: U.S. Army Air Forces). Airplanes and missions of the U.S. Army Air Forces, emphasizing Operation Crossroads (the Bikini Island atomic bomb tests).
(12 min./English/1946) (Code: 162/05)
Subtitle: Joe Bonica's Movie of the Month. Early atomic weapons testing at Bikini.
(7 min./English/1946?) (Code: 161/04)
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Propaganda movie from the early 50's on the first years of the Atomic Age: the development of nuclear weapons and US attempts to stop proliferation. (not entirely recorded)
(15 min./English/early '1950s) (Code: 044/05)
SURVIVAL UNDER ATOMIC ATTACK
(Producer: U.S. Office of Civil Defense). "Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
(9 min./English/1951) (Code: 162/06)
(Elementary version) (Prod: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films) Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War era elementary school students.
(10 min./English/1951) (Code: 161/05)
DUCK AND COVER
(Prod: Archer Productions, Inc., Sponsor: U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration). Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
(9 min./English/1951) (Code: 161/07)
OPERATION CUE (55)
(Producer: U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration). Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
(15 min./English/1955) (Code: 162/02)
ABOUT FALLOUT (55)
(Prod: Wilding Picture Productions, Inc., Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense). Attempt to dispel many common myths and fallacies about radioactive fallout.
(8 min./English/1955) (Code: 161/02)
ABOUT FALLOUT (63)
About Fallout (Prod: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense) Optimistic vision of fallout and civil defense countermeasures.
(22 min./English/1963) (Code: 161/03)
OPERATION CUE (64)
Operation Cue (1964 revision) Study of a nuclear test in 1955 at Nevada Test Site.
(14 min./English/1964) (Code: 162/03)
EINSTEIN. THE STORY OF THE MAN BY HIS FRIENDS
'The movie presents Albert Einstein's life, told by his friends and original archive material. His letter to President Roosevelt about the atomic bomb documents the tragedy in an extraordinary life".
(55 min./English/1975) (Code: 035/02)
MIJN GOD, WAT HEBBEN WE GEDAAN?
(My God, What have we done?)
Documentary by Roelof Kiers (1981) about the crew of the planes involved by dropping the nuclear bomb shows that there is (in general) no regret at all.
(70 min./Dutch/1981) (Code: 056/02)
With a clever montage of 1940s/1950s news clips and Civil Defence and military training films overlaid with offbeat contemporary songs about The Bomb, the creators of THE ATOMIC CAFÉ produced a film that will amaze the post-Cold War generation and cause those who lived during that period to ask, "Could that be us?" This docudrama begins with the Trinity atomic test blast in New Mexico in 1945, then proceeds through the annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the subsequent atomic test at Bikini atoll. With the acquisition of the A-bomb by the Soviets in 1949 - my birth year - and the Korean War, the film gets into the meat of the piece, which is a visual commentary on the paranoia about the Red Menace and Nuclear Armageddon which gripped the United States during Eisenhower's two terms as President. It is alternately funny, sobering, and shocking.
(85 min./German synchronised/1982) (Code: 074/01)
THE BIRTH OF THE BOMB
A documentary about the development of the first atomic weapon at Los Alamos US. The 'how' and 'when', not the 'why'
(45 min./English/11-1991 (Code: 020/03)
R-2020: RED MERCURY
Channel Four documentary on Red Mercury (R-2020), which, if used in a nuclear weapon, decreases the SQ (significant quantity needed). Then nuclear weapons as large as a ball pen can be developed Then the NPT is useless but countries keep denying the existence of RM, therefor trade is not monitored.
(30 min./german/4-1994) (Code: 044/03)
THE DAY AFTER TRINITY
The story of J.Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb.
About the development and first experiments with the atomic bomb in the Nevada desert, but mostly about Oppenheimer himself
(60 minutes/Dutch subtitled/3-1995) (Code: 019/01)
THE BURIAL GROUNDS
Assignment Special. (2-parts) BBC documentary on the consequences of 50 years of nuclear weapons production in the US. Part 1: waste and contamination of the production-plants: 1200 sites are radioactive contaminated; clean-up will be most costly operation ever. Also about the search for storage facilities
(45 min./English/3-1995) (Code: 051/01)
ATOMS FOR WAR
Assignment Special. (2-parts) BBC documentary on the consequences of 50 years of nuclear weapons production in the US. Part 2: About IAEA, failure of safeguards and the secret nuclear weapons programs in Iraq, N-Korea and South-Africa. Good!
(45 min./English/4-1995) (Code: 051/02)
DER HEISSE ERBE DES KALTEN KRIEGES
(The hot legacy of the Cold War)
Subtitle: What do we do with the plutonium from the nuclear weapons. Good documentary on Operation Sapphire (HEU from Kazakhstan to US), about the Pantex Plant in Texas (where US nuclear weapons are dismantled) and more in general: in both countries no solutions for the problem
(45 min./German/8-1995) (Code: 052/05)
RETURN TO HIROSHIMA
Group of people who were involved in dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Americans and inhabitants) return 45 years later back to Japan..
(50 min./English/8-1995) (Code: 054/02)
Historian explains why nuclear weapons in conflicts have not been used more often. Partly luck.
(10 min./English/8-1995) (Code: 054/03)
BOUND FOR THE WIND
Victims of nuclear testing want a CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty). Nice pictures of resistance Semipalatinsk. Good overview of consequences in Kazakhstan, Nevada and Pacific.
(55 min./Dutch/8-1995) (Code: 055/02)
HIROSHIMA, WAAROM ZE DE BOM GOOIDEN
(Hiroshima. The decision to drop the bomb)
Documentary about the motives of, mainly, Truman and Byrnes (Foreign Min. US) to drop the bomb. Truman was told about the bomb only two weeks after he became president (April 12, 1945). Statement of the documentary: the bomb prolonged the war instead of shortening it.
(65 min./English spoken, Dutch subtitled/8-1995) (Code: 056/01)
THE MOSCOW CRITERION
About the development of large nuclear weapons in the UK and it's criteria: every bomb should be able to destroy Moscow.
(45 min./English/8-1995) (Code: 058/01)
THE LEGACY OF THE BOMB
About the question who is responsible morally for dropping the bomb on Hiroshima
(35 min./English/8-1995) (Code: 058/03)
Documentary about the exercises from September 1944 in the Utah salt desert to drop the atomic bomb. And eyewitnesses of the Hiroshima bomb, and the press in US and Japan
(60 min./Germsn/8-1995) (Code: 059/02)
DIE KLEINSTE ATOMBOMBE
(The smallest nuclear weapon)
Report by Globus, about the minimal quantities needed to build an atomic weapon (SQ). Publication by NRDC states that only 1 kilogram is enough.
(15 min./German/10-1994) (Code: 048/04)
THE PRICE OF PEACE
BBC documentary about radiation at nuclear submarines in the UK. Many examples of things that went wrong but now not from Russia but from the UK. Also about permissible radiation levels, life-time doses and making with contaminated water.
(40 min./English/1-1998) (Code: 084/05)
IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS: ARE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LEGAL?
Movie about nuclear weapons, the development, history and the (il-)legality. Special attention for the hearings of the International Court of Justice and the World Court Project.
(55 min./English/1-1996) (Code: 075/01)
FREE OUR PLANET OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Documentary by World Conference against A & H Bombs (Japan). First about necessity of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, then nuclear weapons race, and about the consequences of nuclear testing: at Marshall Island, Semipalatinsk and Nevada.
(60 min./English/1995) (Code: 100/01)
THE WINDMILL OF THE EARTH
"Learning from Hiroshima and Nagasaki". Radiation victims tell their story. About the history of the struggle against nuclear weapons in Japan (and some international stories).
(32 min./Japanese spoken, English subtitles/1999) (Code: 116/01)
BANNING THE BOMB
The 2000 Review Conference of the NPT. WILPF documentary about the most important treaty issues: Art. 6 nuclear disarmament, haveís and have-notís, and Art. 4: nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. What happened since the 1995 Conference?
(28 min./English/2000) (Code: 122/01)
MYTH OF THE PEACEFUL ATOM
Lecture by Mary Olson during the NPRI symposium: Nuclear Power and Childrenís health
(23 min./English/10-2004) (Code: 149/01)
NUCLEAR SECRETS. SUPERBOMB
Edward Teller. Two superpowers, one goal - the race for nuclear supremacy follows the Soviet Union and USA as they struggle to control the most powerful force on the planet and create a "superbomb" that could unleash an explosion 1,000 times greater than Hiroshima.
(59 minutes/English/1-2007) (Code: 178/02)
ILLEGALE HANDEL EN DIEFSTAL SPLIJTSTOFFEN
(Illegal trade and theft nuclear fissionproducts)
More countries have nuclear weapons because of illegal (technology) transfer: examples from the past. Also about MUF and the possibility of terrorists obtaining nuclear material.
(9 minutes/Dutch/1-1988) (Code: 002/10)
ILLEGALE HANDEL IN SPLIJTSTOFFEN
(Illegal trade nuclear fuel)
Mainly about the nuclear black-market at Sudan. A Belgian weapons-smuggler called Eric talks about amongst others trade to Iraq.
(15 minutes/Dutch/1-1988) (Code: 002/15)
DE WERELD VAN DE ILLEGALE WAPENHANDEL
(The world of illegal arms trade)
Illegal weapons-trade, also in nuclear material. But mainly about the involvement of Smits and Nooteboom (two Dutch-men) in the Iran-Contra-affair and missiles to China.
(50 minutes/Dutch/4-1988) (Code: 003/02)
(Schweres Wasser aus Norwegen für Atomwaffenproduktion). The export from Heavy Water from Norway (e.g. to India/Israel) The IAEA-safeguarding, proliferation consequences and the role of German businessman Alfred Hempel.
(40 minutes/German/6-1989) (Code: 006/04)
(Smuggling the Atomic Bomb)
Documentary about uranium enrichment, and smuggling technology to Iraq. Emphasis on the Schaab case (short version of Stealing the Fire documentary)
(43 min./Dutch/01-2002) (Code: 045/01)
STEALING THE FIRE
Documentary by Friedman and Nadler about the development of the centrifuge enrichment technology beginning during WWII, the Khan affair & illegal German export to Iraq (Schaab) Also available in German)
(68 min/English, Dutch subtitled/2002) (Code: 154/02)
SADDAM HUSSEINíS HEIMLICHE HELFER
(Stealing The Fire -Saddam Husseinís Covert Aid)
German version of the documentary by Friedman and Nadler about the development of the centrifuge enrichment technology beginning during WWII, the Khan affair & illegal German export to Iraq (Schaab) With more emphasis on Schaab-case
(80 min/German/2002) (Code: 155/02)
THE NUCLEAR JIHAD. CAN TERRORISTS GET THE BOMB?
About the Pakistani bomb, A.Q.Khan and hit network, and the export of nuclear technology to Iran, North-Korea, Saudi Arabia and Osama Bin Laden? Documentary by CBC, The New York Times and Discovery Times
(58 minutes/Dutch/5-2006) (Code 171/06)
NUCLEAR SECRETS: KHAN
The final episode in Nuclear Secrets-series uncovers the man described as the father of the Pakistani bomb and creator of the largest nuclear-smuggling ring ever known. It reveals a cat-and-mouse tale of an out-of-control nuclear scientist and Western intelligence.
(59 minutes/English/2-2007) (Code: 178/04 )