Our Nukes, Their Kids

June 15, 2019

Learn about the experience of youth living in today's Marshall Islands, the site of US nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s, through the eyes of two American youth, high school students Jenni Hill and Inge Hughes. 

From the Directors:

In “Our Nukes, Their Kids” we talked to high schoolers from the Marshall Islands to learn about the Marshallese culture and the impact that United States’ nuclear testing had on the lives of Marshallese youth and people more generally. Our recorded interviews were limited to high school boys because most of the girls did not want to be on film, even though some of them talked to us in person. This, coupled with the way the boys spoke about the oppression of women and adolescent girls illustrated for us the repression underlying their society and reminded us of the way that such currents remain present in our own society.