ED & THE BLACK HOLE
Director: Ellen Spiro
Producer: Karen Bernstein
ATOMIC ED AND THE BLACK HOLE tells the story of a former Los Alamos National
Laboratory machinist-- turned atomic junk collector-- known as Atomic
Ed. Over 30 years ago, Ed quit his job making "better" atomic bombs and
he began collecting what he calls "nuclear waste", non-radioactive high-tech
discards from the Los Alamos National Laboratory which are auctioned off
dirt cheap every month in a gigantic government yard sale.
As the self-appointed curator of an unofficial museum of the nuclear age
called "The Black Hole", Ed reveals a history of government waste that
was literally thrown in a trash heap. By transforming his ironic junkyard
into a genuine museum, Ed hopes to preserve the artifacts of Los Alamos'
Awards and Grants
Awards: Best Documentary Short, South by Southwest Film Festival, 2001
Melbourne International Film Festival, 2001
Hot Springs International Film Festival, 2001
Peace and Justice Filmmaker's Award, 2001
Audience Award and Judges Competition First Place Award, Alibi Short Film
Fiesta, Albuquerque, 2001
San Francisco Documentary Festival, 2001
SITE Santa Fe, 2001.