This film explores the UK choosing to replace its Trident nuclear weapons system. It centres on an intervention at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Burghfield in Berkshire. A phenomenological approach uses observation and participation in place as an ‘incandescence’ to illuminate wider geographies in the past, present and future. Physically inhabiting the space at AWE helped make visible the ‘ghosts’ that were present in this reality. The film makes the argument that the policy of nuclear deterrence is antithetic to transcendence. Deterrence is immoral not only because it is defined by abominable revenge rather than justice, but because it shapes an oppressive politics that precludes the attainment of freedom and responsibility. Owning one’s radical freedom and responsibility was Jean Paul Sartre’s definition of ‘authenticity’, living the truth about ourselves.