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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘First We Bombed New Mexico’ tracks tempestuous, unrecognized journey of downwinders
With “Oppenheimer” reintroducing the Manhattan Project into the cultural zeitgeist, “First We Bombed New Mexico” is a must-watch — an aching journey into the unrecognized fallout that haunts the American Southwest.
MOVIE REVIEW: Film Review: In ‘First We Bombed New Mexico,’ talk is cheap
Through the story of the Trinity downwinders, Lipman paints a picture of systematic institutional neglect, filled with politicians who put on a good face, but either can’t – or won’t – get the country to recognize what it’s done.
MOVIE REVIEW: A Director’s Passionate Pursuit of Truth
Directed by Lois Lipman, explores a forgotten (intentionally by some) chapter of American history. This documentary is an experience that captures the heart and soul of its subjects.
MOVIE REVIEW: Documentary Review: Radiation “Downwinders” remind us that “First We Bombed New Mexico”
Lipman’s fine film shines a light on this tragic injustice and as it makes the rounds of film festivals and into release, attempts to light a fire under those still resisting efforts for recognition and justice.
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘First We Bombed New Mexico’ (2023) a chilling reminder of the hidden costs of the Trinity test
Anyone getting ready to vote Oppenheimer for best picture should first have to watch Lois Lipman’s First We Bombed New Mexico. America has much to reckon with when it comes to the legacy of the nuclear bomb – much of it on our own shores. This documentary potently explores further dark shadows this scientific achievement has left behind.
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