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Time Bombs is a 2008 Canadian film directed by Guylaine Maroist and Éric Ruel. It was produced by "Productions de la ruelle".
In the spring of 1957, 40 young Canadian soldiers were sent to Nevada on a top secret mission. These young men did not know they would be used as guinea pigs in the most important nuclear testing program of the Cold War. The American military wanted to know how the average soldier would hold up on a nuclear battlefield.
With absolutely no knowledge of the effects of radiation, the young men played war games, sometimes less than 1,000 yards (910 m) away from exploding nuclear weapons — bombs as much as four times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The effects were devastating. Many of the men fell gravely ill, and some of their children were born with deformities or handicaps.
The controversial operation has never received official recognition from the Canadian government. 50 years after the tests, Time Bombs follows the Atomic Veterans in their quest for recognition from the government.
France is one of the five "Nuclear Weapons States" under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, but is not known to possess or develop any chemical or biological weapons. France was the fourth country to test an independently developed nuclear weapon, doing so in 1960 under the government of Charles de Gaulle. The French military is currently thought to retain a weapons stockpile of around 300 operational (deployed) nuclear warheads, making it the third-largest in the world, speaking in terms of warheads, not megatons. The weapons are part of the national Force de frappe, developed in the late 1950s and 1960s to give France the ability to distance itself from NATO while having a means of nuclear deterrence under sovereign control.
France competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 238 competitors, 189 men and 49 women, took part in 139 events in 21 sports.
The sinking of Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Opération Satanique, was a bombing operation by the "action" branch of the French foreign intelligence services, the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), carried out on 10 July 1985. During the operation, two operatives sank the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, Rainbow Warrior, at the Port of Auckland on her way to a protest against a planned French nuclear test in Moruroa. Fernando Pereira, a photographer, drowned on the sinking ship.
The Last Metro is a 1980 historical drama film, written and directed by François Truffaut, that stars Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu.
Gerboise Bleue was the codename of the first French nuclear test. It was conducted by the Nuclear Experiments Operational Group (GOEN), a unit of the Joint Special Weapons Command on 13 February 1960, at the Saharan Military Experiments Centre near Reggane, French Algeria in the Sahara desert region of Tanezrouft, during the Algerian War. General Pierre Marie Gallois was instrumental in the endeavour, and earned the nickname of père de la bombe A.
Hervé Morin is a French politician of the Centrists who has been serving as the first President of the Regional Council of Normandy since January 2016. Under President Nicolas Sarkozy, he was the Minister of Defence.
Virginie was a French-language Canadian television series that aired Monday through Thursday on Radio-Canada. It debuted in 1996. The show examined the public and private lives of teachers, students, and families at the fictional Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc high school. It frequently dealt with controversial social topics, such as teen drug use, ethnic prejudice, divorce, and other subjects touching on contemporary Quebec life. "Virginie" was a téléroman-style drama that often used "cliffhangers" in the storylines. It aired 120 episodes per year of 30 minutes each.
Radio Bikini is a 1988 American documentary film directed by Robert Stone. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988 for Best Documentary Feature. It was later aired on the PBS series The American Experience.
Encirclement – Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy is a 2008 Canadian documentary film by Richard Brouillette which was awarded the Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize at the 11th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, the Grand Prize at the 15th Visions du réel festival, the Audience Award for Best feature film, along with a Special Jury Mention for the Amnesty International Award, at the 6th IndieLisboa festival, the Pierre and Yolande Perrault Award for Best first or second documentary at the 27th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, and the La Vague Award for Best documentary film at the 23rd Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie.
Too Much is Enough is a 1995 Canadian documentary film by Richard Brouillette. It won the M. Joan Chalmers Award for best Canadian documentary, in 1996.
The Cat in the Bag is a 1964 drama film by Gilles Groulx, which played a seminal role in the development of Quebec cinema. The film's themes, improvisational style, hand-held camera work and evocative music signalled the emergence of a new generation of Quebec films and filmmakers.
Café de Flore is a Canadian drama film, released in 2011. Directed, written, and edited by Jean-Marc Vallée, the film garnered 13 nominations for the 2012 Genie Awards. The film's title refers not to the café on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, but to a Matthew Herbert song of the same name which the film uses to represent its musical current.
The Conservative Party of Quebec is a provincial political party in Quebec, Canada. It was authorized on 25 March 2009 by the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec. For the 2014 provincial election, the party used the name "Équipe Adrien Pouliot – Parti conservateur du Québec". For the 2022 provincial election, the party will use the name "Parti conservateur du Québec – Équipe Éric Duhaime".
Véronique Morin is a Canadian science journalist who has worked for over 25 years to the dissemination and popularization of science.
Guylaine Maroist is a Canadian journalist, filmmaker, musician, scriptwriter and film director. She is well known for her documentary productions such as Gentilly or Not To Be, Time Bombs, The Disunited States of Canada, and God Save Justin Trudeau. In 2011 she received the Governor General's History Award for Popular History for her TV documentary series J’ai la mémoire qui tourne. She is President of Productions de la Ruelle, a documentary film production company in Montreal, and President of Les Artistes pour la Paix, a Quebec NGO advocating peace and nuclear disarmament.
Expo 67 Mission Impossible is a 2017 documentary thriller directed by Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau and Eric Ruel on the events that led to the creation of Expo 67. This documentary film presents the behind the scenes history of the 1967 universal exposition through 80 000 archive documents made available by Library and Archives Canada. These archival sources are complemented by interviews with the men and women who organized and put together Expo 67.
Hunting the Northern Godard is a Canadian drama film, directed by Éric Morin and released in 2013. Inspired by influential film director Jean-Luc Godard's visit to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec in 1968, the film centres on the developing relationship between Paul, a musician from Montreal who accompanied Godard on the trip, and Marie, a young woman from Rouyn-Noranda who becomes drawn into a love triangle between Paul and her boyfriend Michel.
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