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      Downwind

      Released Aug 18, 2023 1h 34m Documentary History List
      100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 69% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Hiroshima. Nagasaki. Mercury, Nevada? The latter was the site for the testing of 928 nuclear weapons on American soil from 1951 to 1992. The fallout is still lethally impacting Americans today. Martin Sheen narrates this harrowing exposé of the United States' disregard for everyone living... downwind. Read More Read Less

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      Reuben Stojanovic-Rowe FILMINK (Australia) … an incredibly powerful documentary … Rated: 18/20 Dec 1, 2023 Full Review Mark Jackson Epoch Times Perfect chaser for "Oppenheimer." The US exploded 928 test bombs in Nevada. The entire world now consists of humans who are downwinders (downwind from atomic fall-out). Start practicing qigong to combat radiation exposure instead of hiding your desk. Rated: 4/5 Aug 21, 2023 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film There’s such a huge story here that it’s astonishing that it hasn’t been put on film before. Rated: 4.5/5 Feb 3, 2023 Full Review Heidy Morales Hye's Musings The directors Mark Shapiro and Douglas Brian Miller put together a very interesting, thought provoking, and at times frustrating look at the impact nuclear testing has had and continues to have on US citizens. Rated: 3/5 Jan 31, 2023 Full Review Alan French Sunshine State Cineplex Martin Sheen‘s narration helps link the pieces of the story while Michael Douglas and Lewis Black deliver common sense testimonies based on their works. However, the stories from residents in Utah are particularly affecting. Rated: 6/10 Jan 25, 2023 Full Review Tony Medley The Larchmont Chronicle Finally, a film that indicts the U.S. government for the arguably criminal acts of detonating 928 nuclear bombs on American soil for 40 years, killing legions of Americans and the lies it told to justify it. This is a heartbreaking movie not to be missed. Rated: 10/10 Jan 19, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dave d A harrowing exposé of the United States Government's disregard for everyone living downwind of a nuclear testing site. It is important to see how the government treats people it doesn't deem important. One of the most important documentary feature films you will ever see. Final Score: 7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/29/24 Full Review claire A Excellent movie. Radioactive fallout was definitely not the governments concern. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/22/23 Full Review Jeff K An outstanding documentary with a critical and well-told story of the downwinders. Powerfully framed as an important history lesson, a national and global morality tale, and a call to action. In this film we learn terrible and significant details laid out by scientific experts, victims, patriots and public figures who share their perspective on willful neglect and continued disregard for the human costs of America's nuclear programs. An urgent film, a must-see, a great contribution to the documentation of our history. As the film reminds us, we are ALL downwinders. We ignore this film's lessons at our own peril. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/22/23 Full Review Brian H Learned an interesting part of US history that I had no idea existed. Would definitely recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/19/23 Full Review Sandy P Through moving and informative interviews and wonderful vintage images and footage, I learned much about the government's shameful testing program that poisoned our land and air and caused so much illness and many deaths of the people who live in Nevada and Utah especially, but it turns out we're all somewhat downwind. I liked that a lot of time was spent listening to the indigenous people of the area and to other people who have been effected and become activists as a result. Some wonderful characters! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Mike N Very moving film. The government knew and did it without the consent of those affected. I and others like me worked at the Nevada Test Site for the USAF, downwind of the nuclear test area. We were never told about the rampant radioactive contamination where we worked and lived 4, 24-hour shifts every week for 3 years. Most of us are experiencing the same illnesses and deaths as those in the movie. My thoughts and prayers to those affected. Thank you for making this movie to raise awareness and to promote action. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Hiroshima. Nagasaki. Mercury, Nevada? The latter was the site for the testing of 928 nuclear weapons on American soil from 1951 to 1992. The fallout is still lethally impacting Americans today. Martin Sheen narrates this harrowing exposé of the United States' disregard for everyone living... downwind.
      Director
      Mark Shapiro, Douglas Brian Miller
      Producer
      Mark Shapiro, Warren Pereira
      Screenwriter
      Warren Etheredge, Mark Shapiro
      Distributor
      Gravitas Ventures
      Production Co
      Backlot Docs, Cinco Dedos Peliculas
      Genre
      Documentary, History
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 18, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 18, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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