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Snake Dance

Snake Dance

The knowledge needed to build the atomic bomb was not given to us, it was consciously pursued. And the world has been living with the consequences ever since. SNAKE DANCE is a personal reading of humankind's catastrophic decision to play God.

From New Mexico to Congo and Japan, this film explores the atomic legacy and the indelible stamp it has left on the world by following the tracks of two characters who forged this story: German-born Aby Warburg who studied the Pueblo Indians of Los Alamos, and Robert Oppenheimer who will always be known as the inventor of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.

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Main credits

Riche, Manu (film director)
Riche, Manu (screenwriter)
Riche, Manu (film producer)
Marnham, Patrick (film director)
Marnham, Patrick (screenwriter)
Marnham, Patrick (narrator)
Bauw, Geneviève de (film producer)

Other credits

Camera, Renaat Lambeets, Ross McDonnell; editing, Michèle Hubinon; music performance, Jun Kanno.

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Distributor subjects

History (World)
Science and Technology
World War II


atomic bomb; war; history; memory; World War II; nuclear war; Aby Warburg; Pueblo Indians; Los Alamos; Robert Oppenheimer; "Snake Dance"; Icarus Films

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