The people affected by the British atomic weapons tests at Emu Fields and Maralinga in the 1950’s and 60’s remain haunted and deeply impacted by those memories. This short film extracts the memories of Aboriginal elders who experienced the fallout, alongside those memories of Australian atomic veterans who helped set up and execute those fateful and deadly tests. Their memories mix and correlate, as they gaze across the same desert landscape half a century later.
The film’s world premiere screening was recently held at the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival in Rio, Brazil on the 30th June 2012.
Concept and camera: Jessie Boylan
Edit: Anthony Kelly
Music: Genevieve Fry (genevieveandjezebel.com)