Dead West - The War on the American Desert (1995)

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  • Desert Cantos Working

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Richard Misrach's sinister and beautiful photographs of ravaged landscapes, craters and dead animals tell the story of the deserts of the American West, where the United States tested nuclear weapons for 50 years. The main nuclear test site is in four million acres of the Nevada desert. The film location for The CONQUEROR (1955) was downwind fom the main test site, and subsequently half of the cast died of cancer, including John Wayne.

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