Very well done. So well done, in fact, that BBC commissioned it, then decided that it was too frightening to show. Watkins is one of the greatest innovators in documentary cinema, (along with Chris Marker). A very real documentary using a fictional premise, as he did in "Privilege", and "Punishment Park".
With its vast array of terrors visited upon the population of Kent (especially its children, suggesting Watkins may have been targeting his film to the nightmares of little children), the film mongers fear with the best of them. But it's hard not to see this as the product of a very different time. The pseudo-sobriety of the "documentary" format belies Watkins' near-hysterical approach to the subject matter.
Antecedentes, sucesos y consecuencias de un posible ataque nuclear en una ciudad inglesa. Similar a Culloden, Watkins promueve una dura crítica a la Corona y a las políticas nucleares de los entonces países protagonistas de la Guerra Fría.Una reflexión a la conciencia social y el acto negligente del gobierno respecto a sus normativas antes las catástrofes. Lo que no me gustó:ocasionalmente un dramatismo sobreexpuesto
Like Watkins 'Punishment Park' this is quite a powerful film. It's a 'what if' mockumentary of sorts showing the effects of a nuclear attack on the citizens of the UK. It's only 48 minutes long but it packs a punch in it's short running time. Definitely a film to seek out if you haven't seen it.