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The Dragon That Slew St. George (Utah)

directed by Ole Alskov for Pace News Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In the 1950s, the conservative, patriotic Mormon community of St. George, Utah took the full impact of the downwind radioactive dust from atomic tests. Government scientists deliberately lied to the local population. Radiation figures were falsified and children were allowed to drink radioactive milk and eat contaminated food to avoid causing panic. Now the survivors are telling their stories. Months after the most life-threatening tests, Hollywood came to St. George to film The Conqueror. In the ensuing years, around half the cast of 220, including John Wayne, were dead from cancer. To this day, oest-related cancers remain in the community. The bitter irony is that most of the post-war victims of atomic weapons testing are American.
Director
Ole Alskov
Release Date
2000
Run Time
28 min.
Language
English
Rating
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Series
Filmakers Library Online
Published
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2000.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribers.
Description
1 online resource (28 min.)
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