This documentary about the land and people of the Columbia Basin in southeastern Washington state describes a landscape of incredible contradictions. Sixty years ago, the Hanford nuclear site produced plutonium for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, and today the area is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history. Marked by conflicting perceptions of wilderness and nature, Arid Lands is a moving and complex essay on a unique landscape of the American West.
Grant Aaker, Josh Wallaert
Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, WA, USA