Atomic Review - Showing Not Telling

With a critical response size probably disproportionate to its viewing figures, Mark Cousin’s cine-docu-essay-poem Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise aired on Saturday as part of the BBC’s coverage remembering the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 70 years ago. The manner in which the film was constructed, while typical of Cousin’s singular style, stands out for the most part as unique in field of documentary films, and it could hopefully signal a very promising change for TV documentaries.

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