This 1972 color educational propaganda film about emergency preparedness for a nuclear attack was presented by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency in Washington, D.C., with the cooperation of the California Office of Emergency Services. It was produced by Screenscope, Inc. and narrated by actor Peter Thomas. The film provides its message by showing the process for making the film. The scene opens at the Washing Memorial reflection pool. Two girls in winter coats play. A man on a bicycle arrives. A parent stands with children. A woman walks a dog. A nuclear explosion is shown from the air. The film crew gives the actors instructions on how to react to the explosion. They edit the footage in a studio and discuss it. They play the emergency warning siren (:09-5:36). The narrator, Peter Thomas, sits in a studio and reads the script into a microphone while the producer evaluates how the emergency preparedness words are spoken (5:38-10:18). The film crew moves to a location with the White House in the background as snow falls on them. The narrator is fitted with his microphone and the clapperboard used. He talks about the best way to survive a nuclear emergency is to be prepared. The sirens go off. The film crew isn’t making the noise; they react as though it is real (10:20-14:11).
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