Peter Kuran’s legendary and award-winning 1995 documentary Trinity and Beyond is easy to at first dismiss as explosion porn. Nothing could be further from the truth. He discusses the engineering issues with key physicists from Los Alamos, resurrects illuminating television and military documentary footage to punctuate the nuclear zeitgeist, and features in-depth chronologies of nuclear test operations using recently-declassified, digitally-restored footage. All this narrated in a tomb-like whisper by the great William Shatner and set to a haunting score provided by (the appropriately ironic) Moscow Symphony Orchestra. You’ve never had a better seat to the greatest expose on mankind perfecting its own annihilation than this keeper of a film.Read More »
1991-2000DocumentaryHiroshima at 75Peter KuranUSA
The history of nuclear weapons between 1945 until 1963.
“Trinity and Beyond” is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history of nuclear weapons development and testing between 1945-1963. Narrated by William Shatner and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased and classified government footage from several countries.Read More »