Award-winning documentary creating buzz on decades-long battle to clean up the radioactive and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
MSNBC Films is doing an encore screening of In the Dark of the Valley this Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM (PST) / 8:00 PM (EST). MSNBC has corrected its audio malfunction which impacted the film’s debut last week.
The award-winning documentary is also streaming on MSNBC’s app, the NBC website, or Hulu Live. (Pro tip: If possible, the best way to view this festival award-winning film is to record it Sunday in order to skip the commercials.)
In the Dark of the Valley has been generating buzz since Variety announced MSNBC’s acquisition of the documentary October 7.
EnviroReporter.com will add to the below list of documentary-related links as they develop. The best source of all is the filmmakers’ In the Dark of the Valley website which has substantial information presented with the same verve and excellence as this documentary.
Now that MSNBC’s sound issue has been fixed, viewers will be able to hear the moving and mind-blowing testimony of the people whose lives have been forever changed by the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
Santa Monica-based KCRW public radio aired two segments November 17 that focused on Los Angeles journalistic legend Warren Olney uncovering the issue back in 1979 and another asking Why is there still no clean-up of 1959 nuclear meltdown at Santa Susana?
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles Board President Dr. Bob Dodge, who is featured in the film, penned this piece for Common Dreams on November 12: Maternal Instinct Protecting Our Children’s Lives—An MSNBC Premiere Documentary.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid of THE REIDOUT broadcast an interview with the film’s Melissa Bumstead called “MSNBC’s ‘In the Dark of the Valley’ documents parents finding cancer cases near nuclear lab” November 10. The transcript was also made available.
The Los Angeles Times wrote about the documentary in its Boiling Point newsletter on May 20: The dark legacy of a nuclear meltdown, and what it means for climate change.