Peace Education Scotland & One World Centre Dundee invites you to:
Free film night – nuclear testing “Anointed” & “The Polygon”
Wed, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Abertay University, Tiered Lecture Theatre (2517), Main Building, Dundee, DD1 1HG
Nuclear weapons have been tested on more than 2,000 occasions
Some of the bombs tested were over a thousand times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima.
Often our humanitarian and public health arguments for opposing nuclear weapons are focussed on the terrible suffering caused by the use of nuclear weapons in warfare. It is important to acknowledge the enormous harm that has also been caused as a result of the testing of these terrible devices.
Join our event to find out more about the irremediable consequences of nuclear testing.
The Polygon – reveals the untold legacy of the Soviet Union’s extensive Cold War nuclear testing program at the Semipalatisk Test Site in Kazakhstan. Over 600 nuclear bombs were detonated at the formerly secret site know as The Polygon, including 116 above ground explosions. The film tells the story of the villagers and the tragedy of these experiments and highlights the stories of the victims that remain today, still suffering with the little or no compassion, or global recognition of their plight.
Anointed – is taken from poetry by activist, writer and poet Kathy Jetñil-Kijner, a Marshall Islands native who reflects on the legacy of ‘the bomb’ for the land and the people who live there. From 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted 67 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in the Marshall Islands. If their combined explosive power was parcelled evenly over that 12-year period, it would equal 1.6 Hiroshima-size explosions every single day.
We do not charge an attendance fee for our screenings, although we will be accepting donations on the door towards the costs of the event. Our films engage with some serious topics and contain graphic images of human ill-health and disfigurement. On these grounds, we would ask that children under the age of 15 be accompanied by an adult.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us