Gerboise Bleue

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Gerboise Bleue

africa sahara desert nuclear bomb nuclear colonialism french colonialism nuclear accidents documentary maghreb algérie

Gerboise Bleue

Release Date: February 11, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary, Drama
Production Companies    :   Kalame Films, Bladi Films
Director    :   Djamel Ouahab
Producers    :   Sadek Djermoune
Writers    :   Djamel Ouahab
RunTime    :   90 mins.

"Gerboise bleue", the first French atomic test carried out on February 13, 1960 in the Algerian Sahara, is the starting point of France's nuclear power. These are powerful radioactive aerial shots carried out in areas belonging to the French army. Underground tests will follow, even after the independence of Algeria. From 1960 to 1978, 30,000 people were exposed in the Sahara. The French army was recognized recognized nine irradiations. No complaint against the army or the Atomic Energy Commission has resulted. Three requests for a commission of inquiry were rejected by the National Defense Commission. For the first time, the last survivors bear witness to their fight for the recognition of their illnesses, and revealed to themselves in what conditions the shootings took place. The director goes to the zero point of "Gerboise Bleue", forbidden access for 47 years by the Algerian authorities


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