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Radio Bikini

Radio Bikini

Radio Bikini

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1988 / 60min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: ROBERT STONE

Through archival footage (much of it never before seen by civilians), fragments of an incomplete government propaganda film, and the testimony of firsthand witnesses, Stone’s Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of Operation Crossroads, the first nuclear weapons test by the United States, conducted at Bikini Atoll in the summer of 1946—an event which would lend its name to a women’s two-piece swimsuit, and incontestably secure us in the Atomic Age.

Screening with:

CROSSROADS
Bruce Conner / 1976 / 36 mins / 35mm

Radio Bikini is screening as part of the series Gotta Light?. Click here for more info.