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Alex Kasula Reaction Paper Three March 13, 2011 Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age is a fantastic documentary on the native people of the Marshall Islands. The film goes into detail about devastating, and horrific effects that United States nuclear testing upon these islands had on the native populations. Out of any film or lecture that has been presented in class this documentary was by far the most disturbing and disgusting display of western society exploiting and betraying innocent indigenous people of the pacific islands. Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age is an extremely troubling documentary for anyone to watch. The film tells the audience of how once the United States gained control over the Marshall Islands after World War II, they sought this as an opportunity for the country to flex its nuclear muscle to the Soviet Union by first testing an atomic bomb, then even moving to the point of a hydrogen bomb. The film began with the evacuation of the native people to the island of Bikini. Once evacuated the United States began their nuclear testing on the evacuated island.
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