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FIRST WE BOMBED
NEW MEXICO

A film by Lois Lipman

First We Bombed New Mexico is the untold story of Trinity, the world’s first nuclear bomb detonated in New Mexico one month before the bombing of Hiroshima.


It is a story of government betrayal with tragic consequences.


Thousands of New Mexicans - mostly Hispanic and Native American - were exposed to catastrophic levels of radioactive fallout, never warned, never acknowledged and never helped afterwards. Generations of cancers followed.

 

Inspiring New Mexico Hispanic cancer survivor, Tina Cordova has catalyzed a movement seeking compensation for families - mostly Hispanic and Native - who suffer multigenerational cancers tied to that bomb – and who continue to be ignored.


This documentary is witness to the people’s narrative for voices not heard.

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Trinity Bomb Detonation,  July 16,1945

Why Now? The clock is ticking.

 

Congress has until June 2024 to expand legislation and give reparations to harmed families in New Mexico. Nevada Cold War nuclear test victims have been helped since 1990. 

 

Why was New Mexico left out?

 

Many blame environmental racism.

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