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Exclusive: HBO’s “Atomic Homefront” trailer

Atomic Homefront, directed by Rebecca Cammisa, will receive its television debut when it airs across premium cable network HBO on Feb. 12. The 96-minute doc, which premiered at the American Film Institute’s AFIC ...
January 19, 2018

Atomic Homefront, directed by Rebecca Cammisa, will receive its television debut when it airs across premium cable network HBO on Feb. 12.

The 96-minute doc, which premiered at the American Film Institute’s AFIC Docs festival, was revealed as part of HBO’s slate last week.

Atomic Homefront focuses on a large landfill containing radioactive waste and an underground fire that is threatening homes, health and lives in two St. Louis communities.

It aims to shine a light on the lasting toxic effects that nuclear waste can have on communities. Foucsing on a group of moms-turned-advocates, the film follows the women as they confront the Environmental Protection Agency, state regulators, and the corporations behind the illegal dumping of dangerous radioactive waste in their neighborhoods.

Executive producers for the film include Bill and Laurie Benenson, Rosse Villasenor, Adilia Aguilar, Mary Recine and Olivia Negron. Sheila Nevins is executive producer for HBO.

Cammisa, James B. Freydberg and Larissa Bills produced.

Image courtesy of HBO

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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