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With the atomic bomb, humanity opened Pandora’s box. The film essay creates a cartography of real and imagined nuclear impacts and establishes astonishing links. The central point of connection is Los Alamos in the USA, where the bomb was conceived and tested. In almost the same place six decades earlier, the Hamburg anthropologist Aby Warburger was studying the culture of the Hopi Indians and their rattlesnake dance – a ritual against fear. The film makes ever more connections: from Nagasaki and Hiroshima, those most cynical of testing areas, to Fukushima, where it was nature that unleashed the nuclear worst case scenario.