That's the story
|Nobel laureate Prof. Roy J. Glauber, the last living scientist from the Theory Division of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, explains how was the project about the development of the atomic bomb.
Director: MarŪa T. Soto-Sanfiel, “scar Cusů
Executive producer: Josť Ignacio Latorre
Nobel laureate Prof. Roy J. Glauber is the last living scientist from the Theory Division of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. His clear, fluent and articulate narration brings first hand information on the life at Los Alamos, the main scientific characters there, the Trinity test of the first ever nuclear weapon, the bombing of Japan and the political aftermath of the project. Glauber's account is documented with audiovisual material recently declassified from the Los Alamos Archive.
In October 1941, President Roosevelt approved a crash program -known
as the Manhattan project- to develop an atomic bomb. Nobel laureate
Roy J. Glauber was only 18 when he joined the project. He is the last
living person from the Theory Division at Los Alamos and the last
person to tell first hand his insight of how the bomb was constructed.
Glauber's perfect narration covers the daily life at Los Alamos, the
relation among the famous scientists (Oppenheimer, Teller, Fermi,
Bethe, Feynman,...) that worked in the project and the feelings that
came to them on the day of the Trinity first test. He further goes
into the political aftermath, including the hearings against
Oppenheimer. Glauber's account is only punctuated by original videos
recently declassified at the Los Alamos Archive. The documentary
'That's the story' brings, in some sense, the last true voice telling
the story of how the first atomic bomb was made.
Higgs Center, University of Edinburgh
Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Max Planck at Erlangen (Germany)
University of Oxford
Screenings for students
Universitat AutÚnoma Barcelona
Institut Vil.la Romana, La Garriga
This documentary is currently distributed by Twelve Oaks Pictures SL.
It is being presented at the Berlinale by Moonrise Pictures