The Resource The Polygon, (online streaming)

The Polygon, (online streaming)

Label
The Polygon
Title
The Polygon
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Polygon reveals the untold legacy of the Soviet Union's extensive Cold War nuclear testing program at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan. Over 600 nuclear bombs were detonated at the formerly secret site, known as The Polygon, from 1949 to 1991, including 116 above ground explosions. The massive mushroom clouds were witnessed by hundreds of thousands ofnearby unprotected Kazakh villagers, unaware that nuclear fallout was raining down on them, their land and water. More than 18,000 square kilometers remain heavily contaminated. Theradiation silently devastated three generations who have suffered serious health problems, including thyroid disease, cancer, birth defects, and more.Life expectancy in the region is seven years less than the national average in Kazakhstan. The full impact of radiation exposure was hidden by Soviet authorities, and only came to light after the test site was closed in 1991 after major protests. The tragic story is told in part by the villagers themselves, including Bolat Baltabek, a teacher and town leader, who lost his sister, brother, son, and countless neighbors to radiation-relateddiseases. Shot over 3 years, The Polygon revisits the history of these tragic Cold War experiments, and profiles the unfortunate victims that remain today, still suffering with little or no compensation, or global recognition of their plight. Awards and Screenings World Premiere, Gold Coast International Film Festival Official Selection, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2014
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawryluk, Kimberley
  • Schomer, Adam
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
54
Technique
live action
Label
The Polygon, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1167033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1167033
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945763021
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The Polygon, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1167033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1167033
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945763021
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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