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the bomb is an experimental film that explores the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons, featuring music composed by the electronica / rock band THE ACID. the bomb has been called “a terrifying reminder of the power of nuclear weapons” by Newsweek and “a stunning avant-garde approach to a plea for nuclear disarmament” by Entertainment Weekly.
The film emerged from a collaboration between director and editor Kevin Ford, artist and filmmaker Smriti Keshari, author and filmmaker Eric Schlosser, graphic artist Stanley Donwood, animator The Kingdom of Ludd, and installation designer United Visual Artists.


  • IndieWire
    "This fascinating, immersive history of nuclear weapons gets a hypnotic electronic score and a terrifying peek into the future."
  • Entertainment Weekly
    "A stunning avant-garde approach to a plea for nuclear disarmament...unique and dazzling."
  • Vice
    "Thrilling...The footage of blasts is, as you can imagine, absolutely top-notch. Some of it is so spectacular, so trippy, so ridiculous, I was convinced it was fake."
    "Scarier than any horror picture released in the past year, the bomb renders a hot-button controversy with terrible beauty and haunting audiovisual novelty."

Festival Participation

  • Tribeca Film Festival - 2016

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