Nuclear Savage: A Free Film Screening
Learn the ugly truth about Project 4.1
Santa Barbara – The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) is hosting a free screening of the 90-minute documentary, Nuclear Savage. The event will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 25, one day before the International Day to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. It will be screened at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library (40 E. Anapamu Street).
Nuclear Savage tells the searing story of the people of Rongelap in the Marshall Islands who, were exposed to radiation from dozens of U.S. nuclear weapon tests detonated between 1947 and 1962, including the massive Castle Bravo test that was over 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb exploded over Hiroshima. After failing to evacuate the Islanders for two days after Bravo, the U. S. government returned them to their atoll just three short years later to serve in a secret U.S. government experiment called Project 4.1 to see how residents of the Marshall Islands would respond long-term to a highly radioactive environment.
Although commissioned by PBS and advertised for broadcast by network affiliates, the film has been abruptly pulled before each scheduled airing and has never been shown on U.S. television. Nuclear Savage has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world and has been shown frequently on Marshall Islands television.
After the screening, a short Q and A session will be held with David Krieger, President of NAPF and Rick Wayman, NAPF’s Director of Peace Operations. They will also provide information on the Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuits against the nine nuclear-armed countries. The event is free and open to the public.
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The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – NAPF’s mission is to educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons and to empower peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with consultative status to the United Nations. For more information, visit wagingpeace.org.