EON DOCUMENTARIES

 

Strategic Trust:
The Making of Nuclear Free Palau

From 1982 to 1996 award-winning filmmakers Mary Beth Brangan & James Heddle documented on film and video unfolding events in the fledgling island nation of Palau. When Palau's voters made it the first nation in history to adopt a nuclear free, green constitution, Washington's war planners saw it as 'the threat of a good example.' Palau became the poster child for the growing Nuclear Free Pacific movement and a cause celebre for the global nuclear free zone movement.  
   
The 10-year-long manipulation of the electoral process the U.S. then unleashed to force the rollback of Palau's nuclear ban became a text book case for subversion of the democratic process in developing countries...and at home.

Their experiences covering this story made the filmmakers life-long advocates of election integrity.
This film was produced on a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1986.





Islands on the Edge of Time

From 1982 to 1996 award-winning filmmakers Mary Beth Brangan & James Heddle documented on film and video unfolding events in the fledgling island nation of Palau.

When Palau's voters made it the first nation in history to adopt a nuclear free, green constitution, Washington's war planners saw it as 'the threat of a good example.'

Palau became the poster child for the growing Nuclear Free Pacific movement and a cause celebre for the global nuclear free zone movement.

The 10-year-long manipulation of the electoral process the U.S. then unleashed to force the rollback of Palau's nuclear ban became a text book case for subversion of the democratic process in developing countries...and at home.

Their experiences covering this story made the filmmakers life-long advocates of election integrity.

This film was produced on a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1996.


Choicepoint: California’s Water and Nuclear Waste

This is the story of an eventually successful grassroots fight to block installation of a radioactive waste dump on Native American sacred land inhabited by the endangered desert tortoise above an aquifer connected to the Colorado River, source of drinking and farming water for much of the Southwest. Resistance proved fertile.  Produced by James Heddle and Mary Beth Brangan.