Atomic Mom: Documentary & Conversation | USF
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McLaren Conference Center (252) on University of San Francisco Main Campus | 2345 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA
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Atomic Mom weaves an intimate portrait of a complex mother-daughter relationship within an obscure – but important – moment in American history. As the only female scientist present during atomic detonations in the Nevada desert, Pauline Silvia, the filmmaker’s mother, undergoes a crisis of conscience. After a long silence and prompted by her daughter, she finally reveals grim secrets of working in the U.S. atomic testing program.
Atomic Mom invites viewers to confront American nuclear history in a completely new way and will inspire dialogue about human rights, personal responsibility, and the possibility – and hope – of peace. The film starts at 4:15pm. Conversation with director, M.T. Silvia, starts at 5:45pm.
Tags: american history, atomic bomb, Free, independent film, japan, Lecture, M.T. Silvia, peace, USF
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco