The Polygon

Coast to Coast / Kima Communications

Coast to Coast is developing a full-length feature film about Semey (formerly Semipalatinsk), Kazakhstan. Semey suffered massive human and environmental damage due to the Soviet Nuclear Weapons Testing Program. From 1949 until 1989, 456 nuclear weapons tests were conducted at the site. The people of Semey, as the city is now known, were not asked, did not know, and certainly had no idea of what the implications would be in regard to these tests. This is their story.