Based on Eric Schlosser’s 2013 book, this high-stakes documentary thriller explores the “human error” that led to an explosion at the Titan II nuclear site in Arkansas towards the end of the Cold War, and probes how mutually assured destruction might actually mean self-annihilation.
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It's close to impossible to humanize the fact of these slick nukes and their codified, machine-like, operational environments. By design. Their very existence requires it. And this doc, more than a taut, gripping thriller, penetrates that layer of deterrence and gets to the human. Fascinating & disturbing. With extraordinary archival material of the Damascus Incident, & painfully honest interviews. Important as ever.