In one blinding moment in July 1945 on the white sand desert of New Mexico, humanity entered the nuclear age. Project Trinity was the first nuclear explosion, paving the way for the nuclear incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki three weeks later, and the ensuing arms race that plagues us still. The communities living near the Trinity site are known as the Downwinders. They continue to experience high levels of cancer and other illnesses attributable to radioactive contamination since 1945. They are calling for recognition and compensation for their unwilling and unknowing participation as bystanders to the Trinity test.
Produced by Gem Romuld and Andrea Steves
Music by Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies
Further information: www.trinitydownwinders.com