I've written a screenplay telling the greatest untold epic story of American history. In 1943, 75,000 domestic workers came to a top secret industrial colony in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In less than three years they ended the deadliest conflict known to mankind.
It’s wartime in the 1940s. Ration cards and shortages are the norm at the grocery store. Families huddle around the radio to hear news from the fronts. But in Oak Ridge, wartime meant much more.
Building a city of 75,000 people in just three years from 59,000 acres of East Tennessee farmland meant long days, massive construction projects, and mud. Lots of mud. It also meant complete secrecy and living within the restrictions -- and safety -- of a fenced city.
This film looks at the daily life of Oak Ridge’s earliest citizens, from construction workers and scientists to home makers and historians.
Born Again - Denial and Eternally Recurring Surprise in Nuclear Waste Management
a slide presentation by Robert Del Tredici bobdeltredici.com/
May 12, 2011, Naropa University, Boulder Colorado
from Rocky Flats, a Call to Guardianship
a lecture series on the sterwardship of nuclear waste
sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
and the Environmental Studies Department of Naropa University.
Production: Jeremiah Lyman Moore
black and white photographs (c) Robert Del Tredici bobdeltredici.com/robert-del-tredici-com/nuclear/
color images (c) their respective owners