The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more
After the Big One: Nuclear War on the Prairies

After the Big One: Nuclear War on the Prairies

| 23 min

This film deals straightforwardly with the consequences of a nuclear attack for the Canadian Prairies. The Prairies are singled out because of their proximity to huge stockpiles of intercontinental ballistic missiles located in North Dakota. Scenes include a visit to a missile base and to an emergency government bunker in Manitoba. A doctor, a farmer and a civil defence coordinator provide different perspectives on nuclear war. Although the film focuses on one region, it provides a model for people everywhere who would like to know more about their own situation but don't know what questions to ask.


Credits
  • director
    Bob Lower
  • script
    Bob Lower
  • producer
    Bob Lower
    Richard Starr
    Michael Scott
  • executive producer
    Marvin Terhoch
    Jan D'Arcy
  • camera
    Ben Matilainen
  • sound
    Ron Place
  • editing
    Greg White
  • sound editing
    Greg White
    Michael Mirus
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • narrator
    Brian Richardson
  • music
    Dan Donahue

Suggestions

Enjoy the NFB experience on your favourite device. 

After the Big One: Nuclear War on the Prairies
Also available

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by Reset