Friday, November 13, 2009
Original Child Bomb
That's what the Japanese called the first atomic weapon, and it later became the title of a famous Thomas Merton poem. A few years ago I served as chief adviser to a doc film (my son also worked on it and appeared in it) of the same name which went on to win a major film fest award -- and then a short segment drawn from it won a prize at Cannes. Here is that 10-minute short, a kind of child's history of the nuclear age, from Truman to Saddam.
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