The Atomic Cafe

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  • Creator the Archives Project ; produced and directed by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Twentieth anniversary edition. [New York] : Docurama : distributed by New Video Group, [2002]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 DVD (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 9780767043373, 0767043375
  • OCLC ocm49498425
  • Credits
    • Editors, Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty ; music, Rick Eaker


  • "A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess a bizarre black humor when seen today" The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age.


  • "NVG-9496"--Container


  • The Trinity Test -- Guilt complex -- Bikini -- Year of division -- WWIII? -- Communist hunt -- H-bomb -- Radiation fallout -- Camp Desert Rock -- Duck and cover -- Atomic love -- Cold War
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