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“Off Country” A Film By Doc Studies Alums

Off Country

Resisting Nuclear Armament in the 21st Century

Off Country is a documentary film on the reemerging nuclear weapons industry that provides another deadly context for President Trump’s ongoing threats of nuclear war.

The horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are well known, but the nuclear industry, launched 75 years ago in the American Southwest, has also destroyed countless American lives. Long-term exposure to nuclear materials and waste has caused cancer, autoimmune disorders, infertility, and other health horrors among plant workers. The industry has also appropriated land inhabited for generations by indigenous and Hispanic families, many of whom suffer the same fatal health consequences. Off Country centers these victims and their heartbreaking stories, which the government, the nuclear industry, and the media have long suppressed.

While the closing of the Rocky Flats plant in 1992 halted domestic industrial production of nuclear weapons, there are plans underway to construct a plutonium pit production facility at New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. As the contamination and suffering from past nuclear efforts is still prevalent, Off Country is a warning call against the increasingly formidable potential for nuclear holocaust in the near future.

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Directors: Taylor Dunne Eric Stewart

Producers: Taylor Dunne Eric Stewart

Nancy Wolfe

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