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The Day After Trinity

The Day After Trinity is a haunting, landmark documentary, taking an incisive look at humanity's most dubious achievement and the man behind it--J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), the principal architect of the atomic bomb. The film tells the story of the construction of the bomb and the moral dilemmas confronting the scientists who worked on the project, tracing the personal history of the director of the Los Alamos project, from his early career as a brilliant physicist, through the first atomic test at the "Trinity" site at Alamogordo, to the McCarthy-era hearings that revoked his security clearance in 1954. Filled with moving and insightful interviews with scientists from the Manhattan Project, as well as archival footage, it's one of the finest documentaries of its kind, nuanced and suspenseful. 88 minutes