2021 | South Africa | Documentary,Experimental,Short

The Subterranean Imprint Archive

  • English 15 mins
  • Director | Francois Knoetze, Amy Louise Wilson
  • Writer | Amy Louise Wilson, Joe-Yves Salankang Sa-Ngol
  • Producer | Ingrid Kopp, Steven Markovitz, Oulimata Gueye, Kyle Marais

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It is general knowledge that the Yanks dropped Little Boy on Hiroshima, but where did the uranium come from that gave it its power? From the Congo, explains this VR experience that takes you to the Shinkolobwe mine where Congolese miners excavate the radiation-rich material without protective equipment. This marks the start of a journey into deeply buried histories: alternatives to the optimistic, post-colonial Western perspectives.

VR virtual reality mining extraction nuclear radiation history colonialism