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8:30external image tv_doco.gifSunday 2 December SBS
Hiroshima: The Next Day

  • The atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 was a moment that changed the world. The power that fuelled the stars had been unleashed and turned into a lethal technology. Interwoven throughout this program, we listen to stories of the survivors' experiences and also hear from atomic bomb experts, who break down the bomb's devastating effects: radiation, heat, blast and fire. The program also considers the other legacies of Hiroshima: the long-term effects of radiation and the lasting implications of humanity's newfound power to destroy the world. (From the UK) (Documentary) PG CC

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Dates of interest
TV series
Family Ties
No Nukes is Good Nukes

1960s and 1980s
TV series
The Wonder Years

set in 1960s
TV series

set in Korean war
Back to the Future

1950s and 1980s

Am foreign policy late 1960s-early 1970s

CIA operative sent to developing countries to operate on behalf of USA.

Cuban missile crisis clashes with the 1990s

Cold War politics, Vietnam
film (2011) - read the book first!

John le Carre book published 1974 NB The spy who came in from the cold is on the prescribed list - do not use as related material
cold war espionage, political thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

1974 Alan J Pakula
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

1974 Francis Ford Coppola
A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

1976 John Schlesinger
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

2011 Pria Viswalingam
“We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.” Kenneth Clark
All civilisations rise and fall. For 300 years, the Judeo-Christian West has been the world’s pre-eminent civilisation. So, where is the West on the timeline? Many have theorised about the fall of western civilisation but now we appear to have the evidence.
Low birth rates, ageing populations, debt-laden economies and immigration – the West consumes without consequence, loves without longevity and lives without meaning. Peak oil, climate change, the GFC is the world without.Decadence, a lush essay-style documentary filmed in ten countries, is about the world within, about us. About what we have gained and lost. About a new renaissance or a final dark age?
You choose.