2014 | USA | Music Video

The Atom Bomb

  • English 5 mins
  • Director | Vanessa Gould
  • Writer | Jascha Hoffman
  • Producer | Jascha Hoffman, Vanessa Gould

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Inspired by the life of Joan Hinton, an American physicist who fled to China shortly after helping to develop the first nuclear bomb, this music video uses archival footage to capture in the sweep of Cold War arms race.

Video directed & edited by Vanessa Gould (Green Fuse Films)

Music & words by Jascha Hoffman (ASCAP)
Produced, edited & mixed by Leo Sidran 
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering 

Jascha Hoffman (vocals & piano), Bjørn Vidar Solli (guitar), Michael Thurber (bass), Leo Sidran (drums), Jesse Olsen Bay and Debby Gipsman (backing vocals).

From The Afterneath (2015), an album of songs inspired by obituaries in the New York Times. 

Archival footage drawn from YouTube: 
— China: Chairman Mao Declassified 
— China Leaps Forward, 1958 
— Cold Spring, Morning Sun 
— Communism: The Promise and The Reality 
— Early Chinese Propaganda 
— The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project 
— Trinity Test Declassified Footage

Official Selection:
2014 Imagine Science Film Festival
2015 Philip K. Dick International Film Festival

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