"First We Bombed New Mexico" - Film Screening

Aug 3rd

  • Hours10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Admission$10
  • Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
"First We Bombed New Mexico" tells the story that Oppenheimer leaves out – it witnesses the impact of the world's first nuclear bomb had on residents whose land and water were poisoned by radiation. It's a story of government betrayal with tragic consequences.

Inspired by New Mexico Hispanic cancer survivor, Tina Cordova, a movement has been catalyzed to seek compensation for families suffering from multigenerational cancers tied to the Trinity bomb – and who continue to be ignored.

Thousands of New Mexicans - mostly Hispanic and Native American - were exposed to catastrophic levels of radioactive fallout. They were never warned, never acknowledged, and never helped afterwards. Generations of cancers followed.

This documentary bears witness to the people’s narrative for voices unheard.


Join us for an hour-long Q&A session with the director, producer, writer, Lois Lipman, after the film. Ms. Lipman is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning field producer and filmmaker who has created documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 UK, and PBS. She also field produced award-winning stories for PBS and 60-Minutes. Ms. Lipman has devoted the past decade to her film "First We Bombed New Mexico," which documents the aftermath of the Trinity bomb and its impact on generations of New Mexicans who have lived in the fallout zone.
  • Location Theatrikos Theatre
  • 11 West Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Flagstaff, Arizona 86001


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