The Forgotten Nuclear Victims

Director: Suliane Favennec

France, 2023



From 1946 to 1996, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom dropped hundreds of nuclear bombs on the Pacific Islands. At a huge cost to the local population. Each country plays for time and hopes for the silent disappearance of the first-generation victims. But the atom is leaving more traces than expected. Genetic anomalies and pathologies are appearing in the new generations, replicating and taking their fate into their own hands.

Community Center

13.10.2023 – Friday – 13:00

Director Bio

Suliane Favennec got her master’s degree in modern literature at Sorbonne University. She quickly evolved in the field of investigation. Suliane grew up as a young journalist working for Le Point, Paris Match, and Le Canard Enchaîné, and succeeded in making her first proofs. She got into photography with the same method as journalism and has been surrounded by great war photographers she saw as mentors. She felt the need to get out of the Metropolis to get out of her comfort zone, becoming a freelancer reporter and photojournalist. She chose Oceania and the South Pacific as her working area. She has worked with various local and national media to tell the stories of these people and bring them to public attention. Suliane also worked in documentary festivals, surrounded herself with professionals, observed a lot, and worked as an investigator and fixer for a few documentaries.


Camera: Denis Penson, Laurent Fenart
Editing: Emmanuel Lejeune
Music: Ludovic Sagnier (LDM tarafından düzenlendi)
Sound: Raimana Loussan, Heimana Flohr
Production: Valérie Montmartin, Catherine Marconnet, Laurent Jacquemin