A film by Smriti Keshari & Eric SchlosserMusic by The Acid
A film by Smriti Keshari & Eric Schlosser
Running time: 56 minutes
the bomb is an experimental film that explores the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons, featuring music composed by the electronica / rock band THE ACID. the bomb has been called “a terrifying reminder of the power of nuclear weapons" by Newsweek and “a stunning avant-garde approach to a plea for nuclear disarmament” by Entertainment Weekly.
The film emerged from a collaboration between director and editor Kevin Ford, artist and filmmaker Smriti Keshari, author and filmmaker Eric Schlosser, graphic artist Stanley Donwood, animator The Kingdom of Ludd, and installation designer United Visual Artists.
"A stunning avant-garde approach to a plea for nuclear disarmament...unique and dazzling." - Entertainment Weekly
"An abstract wonder and a literal nightmare: a dazzling view into the abyss." - The New York Observer
"Scarier than any horror picture released in the past year, the bomb renders a hot-button controversy with terrible beauty and haunting audiovisual novelty." - UPROXX
"Thrilling...The footage of blasts is, as you can imagine, absolutely top-notch. Some of it is so spectacular, so trippy, so ridiculous, I was convinced it was fake." - Vice
“the bomb is a hallucination, an instructional film, a warning film, cultural history, all aestheticized, everything moving as one. Enlightening anti-nuclear opera, which threatens, explodes and is mercilessly emotional. This is how you do this today. This is what can work.” - Die Welt