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Performance group From Scratch present a powerful anti-nuclear protest. The group uses large custom-built instruments made from banks of PVC piping and extruded metal to create a variety of strictly non-electric sounds.

“Enewetak, Fangataufa, Bikini, Rongelap, Mururoa.”
“Since 1946 the USA and France have detonated over 200 nuclear devices on these Pacific atolls, displacing indigenous people from their home lands and deliberately exposing others to fallout.”
“One thermonuclear explosion detonated on Bikini by the USA in 1954 was 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima blast. Children on nearby Rongelap played in the fallout as if it were snow”.

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Year 1993

Reference number F25138

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Performance

Duration 0:20:40

Production company T.H.E.

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits From Scratch: Philip Dadson
From Scratch: Wayne Laird
From Scratch: James McCarthy
Director: Gregor Nicholas
Producer: Trevor Haysom
Composers: Philip Dadson
Composers: Don McGlashan
Composers: Wayne Laird
Director of Photography: Ian Paul
Editors: David Coulson
Editors: Gregor Nicholas
Executive Producer: Caterina De Nave
Co-Producer: Gregor Nicholas
Production Co-Ordinator: Annalise Patterson
Director’s Assistant: Janine Greenslade
Production Assistant: Grace Mok
Assistant Editors: Andrea Towers
Assistant Editors: Andrew Mann