The Atomic Cafe
10/February/2012 10:53 AM
“The Atomic Café” isn’t exactly a documentary it is more an assemblage, a collection of clips culled from newsreels, 1950s television and government sponsored propaganda films.
Cleverly edited together with music and graphics, the film slyly promotes its anti-authoritarian agenda by illustrating how politicians in the upper echelons of government and corporations misled an entire population on the dangers of the nuclear age. It uses the politically provocative images of yesterday to remind the viewer that blind trust of authority leads to abuse of power.
So why is “The Atomic Café” is essential viewing? So a generation led to believe they could “duck and cover” to survive an atomic blast won’t et fooled again!
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