I originally posted this on my depleted uranium blog, Debating Depleted Uranium. You can Digg the original here. As this film is so unknown, even among DU activists, it would be really great to see it fly on Digg.
I just spent a lot of time I don’t really have to spare making screenshots of a depleted uranium documentary I just stumbled across. Two japanese photo-journalists, Naomi Toyoda and Hitoshi Shimizu, made this English-language video-documentary titled Unknown Terror of DU – Iraqi children now.
Found here on Google Video.
It is less than 20 minutes long, and absolutely gripping journalism on a topic that gives new meaning to the word obscure. Speaking of, this film is pretty obscure too. The Google video has been viewed just 180 times since it was posted in May 2007. I searched my email to discover that the major anti-DU mailing lists didn’t seem to know of this relatively recent film. So please take some time to spread this video around the net. It’s a deserving work with a great title too. If you want an AVI format copy, you can download one from my site: Depleted Uranium Forum
Here are a few of the screenshots I posted on my DU forum Website.
They simply took cameras and a geiger counter around. They filmed a Warthog strafe bomb a downtown building from a hotel window during the last American invasion. They went to the building and found radioactive bullet holes.
They also seemed to have little trouble finding radioactive debris laying along the roads with kids playing on it. Toyoda interviewed soldiers who didn’t seem very interested in his concern. To think that Toyoda faked this footage to join in some self-aggrandizing anti-DU conspiracy movement boggles the imagination. This film is 100% legit in my opinion. Yet the radioactive debris is there and the education is not. How can anyone pooh-pooh legitimately founded concerns like these?
This film is powerful testimony to the real effects of two American-launched uranium wars is a must-see for anyone who actually suspects the anti-DU activists are being hyterical in their protestations against DU-penetrator weapons and their ilk. (You hearing this, Roger?)
In the countryside near Samawah, they found an old Iraqi anti-aircraft gun totally riddled with radioactive bullet holes.
The film is full of stunningly blunt moments like this one.
They also document a measles outbreak that some suspect is linked to DU supressing the immune system.