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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)
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