WHERE THE WIND BLEW (Royaume-Uni, Kazakhstan)

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WHERE THE WIND BLEW

Where the wind blew
André Singer
2017, Royaume-Uni, Kazakhstan, 74′
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'Where the wind blew' tells the story of how the Cold War super powers, in their race to develop more and more deadly bombs, spent forty years developing weapons capable of wiping out entire nations, while sacrificing their own vulnerable populations in the name of national security. Using archive and testimony from both those affected and those participating in these escalating events, Where the Wind Blew shows not only how ordinary people were allowed to suffer in ignorance, but also how, with personal fortitude and courage they defied their governments. They helped change the course of history by joining forces, first nationally, then across the world to finally triumph against the testing of nuclear weapons. Kazakhstan became, in 1989, the first nation to close its test site, leading the way to an international test ban treaty. The story does not, of course, end with this victory. Despite treaties and promises, today sees the super powers once again build up their nuclear arsenals...
Langue(s):  Anglais, Kazakh, Russe
Édition VdR:  2018

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