#143 - Radioactive (2)
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of the legacy of Marie Curie’s work is the fifth movie crammed into Radioactive. While the film as a whole is framed as Marie’s life flashing before her eyes during the process of death, it also includes flashes forward, into what is the future from her perspective in 1934 – a future she will never witness. We see the various applications of her discoveries, stemming from the decision she and Pierre made not to patent their work, thus leaving it free to be used by the world. We see the first use of external beam radiotherapy in treating a child with cancer. We also see the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, a nuclear bomb test in Nevada, and the Chernobyl disaster.


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