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Title:

GERBOISE BLEUE

Title English:THE BLAST OF SHAME
Country:Frankreich; Algerien 2009
Format:35mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF franz./arab. m. engl. UT
Length:90 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XI


Director :Ouahab, Djamel
Screenplay:Ouahab, Djamel
Cinematography:Ouahab, Djamel
Music:Tabar-Nouval, Hugues
Sound:Nouyrigat, Marc
  
Producer:Djermoune, Sadk
Production company: Kalame Films
  Kalame Films
  Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)



Storyline



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Between 1960 and 1966, France carried out four atmospheric nuclear tests and another thirteen underground ones to the South of Reggane (Algerian Sahara). The first was called Blue Jerboa and was four times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. For the first time, French and Tuareg survivors speak of their fight to have their illnesses recognized as such, and reveal in what the conditions the tests were carried out. Fifty years later, the French Army still refuses to acknowledge its responsibility towards the populations exposed to the radiation.

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Die Dokumentation ist auf zahlreichen internationalen Festivals ausgezeichnet worden und hat in Frankreich eine öffentliche Debatte über Entschädigungszahlungen an die Strahlenopfer entfacht.