|1989. A Kazakh woman takes the microphone in the first anti-nuclear |
demonstrations (Not mentioned in After the Apocalypse).
Another curious aspect of this issue is that in this film, which is ostensibly about the effects of nuclear weapons, the director focused on an outlier, a person with a serious genetic abnormality who was born before the weapons were detonated. Then he chose to save this information as a big reveal late in the film after the viewer has been led to believe that the abnormality was caused by nuclear bombs. Was Biken a "cherry-picked" research subject in this film? It would have been easier to find younger grandparent-child-grandchild lineages that started in the post-nuclear era (for example, three generations born 25 years apart in 1955, 1980, and 2005).
|One of the first anti-nuclear demonstrations in Kazakhstan |
in 1989 (Not mentioned in After the Apocalypse).
In 1989, the first major anti-nuclear movement was led by author Olzhas
Suleimenov. Its name, Nevada-Semipalatinsk, was named after two nuclear
test sites in the US and the USSR (Not mentioned in After the Apocalypse).