Bombs Away, Millions A Day
8 minutes / All ages / 2005 / United States of America / Average:
Journey to Hanford where the “nuclear” was put into nuclear weapons.
“In it’s top secret war time effort, the federal government chose a site along the Columbia River to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. This site known as Hanford is now the greatest storehouse of toxic waste in the Western Hemisphere.” Russell Jim, Yakama Indian Nation.
Bombs Away, Millions A Day, shows the final irony of our country’s production of weapons of mass destruction. Journey with an artist, two doctors and a grandmother to Eastern Washington , Hanford, where the “nuclear” was put into nuclear weapons. Now hidden from public view by post-9/11 “security” Hanford remains a costly mystery to most Americans.
The 8 minute film includes poignant animation by local award winning animator, Mike Baran. Bombs Away, Millions A Day premiered at the Hazel Wolf Environmental film festival and was screened at the Seattle Environmental Film Festival and the Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings Festival.