Richland, the location of the Manhattan Project, still lives in the shadow of the atomic bomb; for some it is a symbol of US power, for others it is a source of shame. The director talks to three generations of Richland residents to see how the events of 80 years ago reflect in politics, art, and relationships.
Irene Lusztig is a documentary film director, archivist, and feminist activist. Born in the UK and raised in Boston, she is the daughter of Romanian immigrants who left during Ceaușescu’s rule. Lusztig is a Guggenheim Foundation and Fulbright scholar. Her films, often based on insightful archival research, explore links between the past, contemporary politics and ideology, especially in the context of individual and collective memory. Her projects screened at the Tribeca festival as well as in Berlin and Tel Aviv, among others. Lusztig’s Reconstruction won an award for at the San Francisco IFF.
1998 For Beijing with Love and Squalor
2005 The Samantha Smith Project
2013 The Motherhood Archives
2014 Maternity Test (short)
2018 Siostrzeństwo / Yours in Sisterhood
2021 Contents Inventory (short)