Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Also, this film was made before the Fukushima reactor disaster. It's relevance did not take long to be proven.
While this documentary was not that well-presented and not as clear as it could be, I did gain an understanding that the amount of nuclear firepower has only increased tremendously since the days of World War II and the Cold War. How some of those in power and high positions can be so short-sighted about the future of the human race and how dangerous mutual destruction is, I don't know.
One thing that I took away from this film is that Harold Agnew (observer of the Hiroshima bombing on the plane, third director of Los Alamos National Laboratory) is a horrible human being. He stated in the documentary that he has gone to Japan and appeared on a TV show where he was confronted by survivors of the Atomic bombing (who were about 10 years old during the bombing). He stated he refused to apologize, told them to remember Pearl Harbor, and stormed off. This gave me the impression of a person lacking in compassion, humanity, and empathy. While what happened at Pearl Harbor was wrong, the atomic bombing of men, women, and children in Japan was wrong as well.
The most interesting and human moments in the documentary were hearing the survivors tell their stories. I would have liked the documentary to focus more on the stories.
"The atom bomb brought an empty victory to the allied arms but it resulted for the time being in destroying the soul of Japan. What has happened to the soul of the destroying nation is yet too early to see." - Gandhi (quote in the film)
Further reading of Gandhi's view:
I highly recommend The Forgotten Bomb. Its thought-provoking presentation of the issue makes it a must-see. It would serve us all well to spend less time forgetting and more time contemplating the use of nuclear fission and what we can/should do about it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative and also a reminder that this,behind Global Warming,is among mankind's most dangerous problems. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by don
Apparently for the producer of the documentary everything that has to do with "atomic" or "nuclear" is bad. Read morePublished 1 month ago by X
Biased documentary. You know how there are two sides to every story? You're only going to get one side from this film. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jay W Vonier
Though I kind of wish I hadn't watched it. Knowing human nature and the then-unknown uselessness of Obama, it's very depressing.Published 21 months ago by Mrs. DJM
JFK was assassinated because he was anti-nuke? Wow. That was the first time I'd heard that claim made. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Brad Smith
Honestly, I¡¦m not much into writing reviews. However, I just had to share my experiences with the world and save them from the grueling agony that is this horrid... Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Eric Blair