SNAKE DANCE

By Manu RICHE, Patrick MARNHAM

THANK YOU & GOOD NIGHT PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

A journey through time and across Africa, Japan and New Mexico that takes in the
colonial age, the invention of the Atomic Bomb and the unintended consequences for
the Congo today. Snake Dance is a documentary film into the heart of our darkness.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, IRELAND, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Manu RICHE, Patrick MARNHAM
    • Writer(s)
    • Manu RICHE, Patrick MARNHAM
    • Producer(s)
    • Genevieve DE BAUW (Thank You & Good Night (for Riche, Riche & Riche)), James MITCHELL (SohoMoon pictures ltd.), Suzanne VAN VOORST (IDTV Docs)
    • Synopsis
    • Two experienced storytellers, filmmaker Manu Riche and writer Patrick Marnham, join forces to tell the story of the invention of the atomic bomb and its unintended consequences in today’s world.
      Without using any archive footage, they follow the tracks of 2 historical characters who, each in their own way, forged this story: German-born Aby Warburg, the heir to a banking dynasty who became an anthropologist and studied the Pueblo Indians of Los Alamos, and Robert Oppenheimer, a brilliant idealist who will stay known as the inventor of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.
      From booming New Mexico to war-stricken Congo and earthquake-devastated Japan, Snake Dance offers a compelling reflection on the Promethean dimensions of nuclear power.
    • Partners & financing
    • Supported by VAF (Flemish Film Fund), Irish Film Board, NFF (Netherlands Film Fund), and the Tax shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.
      In co-production with VRT-Canvas (Flemish Television)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2010
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