New Mexico filmmakers Bud Ryan (Executive Producer, Co-Director and Writer), and Stuart Overbey (Director, Producer and Editor) are pleased to announce their documentary; The Forgotten Bomb has been picked up for distribution by Cinema Libre based in California. Mr. Ryan and Ms. Overbey spent 3 years working on their film, which had them, shooting in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Tucson as well as various places in New Mexico.
Two-time Academy Award winning cinematographer, Haskell Wexler, recommended the movie to Cinema Libre after attending a screening of it at the 2011
Albuquerque Film Festival. Cinema Libre will release the film on January 17, 2012 where it will be available for rent through popular VOD outlets
such as iTunes and Netflix and available on DVD at major retail outlet.
The filmmakers will continue to be available to speak at community screenings.
“Our team is proud to be working with Bud and Stuart on the release of this film.
In this world led by those so motivated politically and economically by war, it reminds us that our ability to cause complete annihilation via WMD is not as important as our capability to prevent such destruction. This film inspires us to take charge of our future and do what is right,” said Richard Castro, VP of Distribution.
The documentary tells the story of the nuclear weapons cycle from uranium miners, scientists, lab workers, atomic veterans, hibakusha (Japanese bomb survivors) and down-winders. Some of the people interviewed for the film are former Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz, authors Jonathan Schell, Gar Alperovitz, and Jim Douglass, former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Harold Agnew, Ivan Oelrich of the Federation of American Scientists, Dr. Mike McCally Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Carletta Garcia former uranium miner from the Laguna Pueblo as well as Religious leaders Rabbi Michael Lerner, Fr. John Dear and Ryoshi Joan Halifax from the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. One of the people featured in the film is Joni Arends, the Director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety located in Santa Fe, who shares her expertise about LANL.
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