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Winner of the Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and recipient of a national Emmy Award, 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.
Years after the end of the Cold War, this compassionate and persuasive film is more relevant than ever: weapons of mass destruction are being developed in the U.S., nuclear power is re-emerging, and the capability to build atomic bombs is spreading to other countries. At once a stark compilation of personal accounts and an unyielding look at the potential devastation that nuclear power can cause, DARK CIRCLE is a classic, must-see film that is a cautionary look at the path we are on.
Weaving dramatic personal accounts with formerly classified footage, and exploring the link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons, DARK CIRCLE is the most eloquent, far ranging and convincing film on the subject to date. (The Seattle Times)
Nagasaki Journey: A powerful film about the immediate and continuing aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan; Hidden Voices: The true story of Karen Silkwood; Interview with the Filmmakers; Filmmaker Biographies
- Bonus film: Nagasaki Journey, about the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
- Bonus film: Hidden Voices, the true story of Karen Silkwood
- Interview with the filmmakers
- Filmmaker biographies
Top Customer Reviews
Produced by a highly talented team originally aired for POV on PBS, now hard to find, but definitely worth a watch for scientists, historians, and anyone interested in the MADness of mutually assured destruction.
self-professed safety versus the facts.
The film is dated now, both in technique and some issues, and it never even
tries to be even handed. There are places where the lines between fact, theory
and personal point of view get unfortunately muddy. This is a film definitely
more for preaching to (and whipping up) the choir, than making converts.
Yet, some of the uncovered facts are indeed shocking (e.g. a huge, dangerous
construction and design flaw in a nuclear plant discovered only after years of
insisting it was not only safe, but `one of the most carefully examined structures ever built.' )
The film may be less than perfect , but that doesn't mean it doesn't still pack a punch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good and an eye opener about Rocky Flats. The bonus material on Nagasaki had information not seen previously. There was also some interesting information on Karen Silkwood.Published 9 months ago by D. Newton
For a decade I taught film, specializing in personal documentary. Dark Circle was one of the films I repeatedly screened for my classes. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Miki Bridgers