ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB
WINNER | 2004 AFI/SILVERDOCS | Sterling Award
WINNER | 2004 CINEMA PARADISE FESTIVAL | Audience Award
WINNER | 2005 BOLOGNA HUMAN RIGHTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL | Jury Award
Director: Carey McKenzie
Producer: Mary Becker, Holly Becker
Production: Unquiet Projects LLC
Inspired by Thomas Merton's poem, Original Child Bomb shows the human cost of nuclear weapons. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are depicted through declassified footage, photographs, drawings and testimonies of mothers, brothers and soldiers. Ordinary people gaze upon the nuclear past and its terrifying present. They expose the political rhetoric surrounding "security" and "weapons of mass destruction". The film is a wake-up call and an invitation to action.