WHERE THE WIND BLEW tells the story of how the Cold War super powers, in their race to develop more and more deadly bombs, spent forty years developing weapons capable of wiping out entire nations, while sacrificing their own vulnerable populations in the name of national security. The film delves into the legacy of nuclear bomb testing in Kazakhstan (USSR) and Nevada (USA) told through the eyes of the victims, activists and participants.
Despite treaties and promises, today sees the super powers (and some not-so-super powers) once again build up their nuclear arsenals. With global tensions on the increase, and the real fear that nuclear arms are increasingly available to unstable regimes and groups, we more than ever need reminding about the lessons of history.
Gregers Sall, Chris Wyatt
Docutah 2017 - The Raven Award for Best Feature
Country: UK, 2016
Original language: English, Russian