"Protest Theater," a video documentary of a peaceful anti-nuke demonstration at the Nevada Test Site earlier this year, will be presented by the Utah Film & Video Center on Wednesday, May 8.
Demonstrators gathered at the site for the Jan. 5 protest are shown decked out in costumes and makeup. Some are on stilts, many are dancing or singing, and occasionally they express their concerns directly to the camera. A good number are arrested when they go past the entrance to the test site. Producer Peter Goin lets the events unfold without narration.Showing with "Protest Theater" is "The Atomic Bond," a KUTV news documentary about the parallels between Utah and Soviet downwinders, victims of fallout from nuclear testing. The program was produced by photographer Ken Fall and reporter Michael Rawson, the first American TV crew allowed into Soviet downwind communities. It originally aired last September on Ch. 2.
The videos will be shown Wednesday in the Salt Lake Art Center auditorium, 20 S. West Temple. Admission is $5. For further information, phone 534-1158.