US | 2018 | 96 minutes | Color | DVD | English | Order No. 181224
ATOMIC HOMEFRONT shines an urgent and devastating light on the lasting toxic effects that nuclear waste can have on communities.
"A calmly infuriating look at an environmental nightmare that will have many viewers wondering, "Why haven't I heard of this before?"
"Chilling. A deep dive into the history of the illegal dumping and government lethargy verging on indifference in the face of devastating and ongoing new evidence."
"A documentary about shameful institutional conduct and heroic individual activism, Atomic Homefront details the ongoing crisis taking place in North St. Louis County, Missouri. Compelling, infuriating."
"Gripping, impactful. Both a fiery indictment of systemic inaction and a tribute to the work of those battling for their families' safety."
"Powerful. Makes a timely and important contribution to the national debate on the risks of managing and permanently disposing of radioactive waste."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Impact Docs Awards, Best Documentary Feature
- 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Domestic Television
- Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
- St. Louis International Film Festival
- Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
- DocuWest Documentary Film Festival
- Cinema St. Louis
- AFI Docs Film Festival
- Doc NYC
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa’s ATOMIC HOMEFRONT shines an urgent and devastating light on the lasting toxic effects that nuclear waste can have on communities. Focusing on a group of moms-turned-advocates in St Louis, Missouri, the film follows the women as they confront the EPA, government agencies that are slow to provide aid, and the corporations behind the illegal dumping of dangerous radioactive waste in their backyards.
ATOMIC HOMEFRONT was sponsored by a Sundance Documentary Fund Production grant and a MacArthur Foundation Media grant. (3/18)