DIRECTORRothstein, Andy
TITLESecret History of the Atom Bomb
DISTRIBUTORNational Geographic Society
RUNNING TIME45 minutes
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Using archival footage and interviews with experts, this film presents a concise history of the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It opens with the saga of Israel’s secret acquisition of nuclear weapons and Mordechai Vanunu’s exposure of the program. Other excerpts cover the successful Russian espionage efforts to obtain secrets from the U.S. Manhattan Project, the Cuban Missile Crisis, China’s nuclear program, and A. Q. Khan’s role in Pakistan’s development of an atomic bomb and in exporting nuclear technology to other nations. The film is part of the History's Secrets series from the National Geographic Channel.

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