This video, created by Isao Hashimoto in 2003, fast forwards through the years 1945 to 1998 at the rate of one month per second, depicting each of the 2053 nuclear weapons tests that occurred during that time. It was shown as part of our “Long Shorts” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Richard Rhodes’ “Twilight of the Bombs” SALT.

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