This documentary film chronicles the story of the Manhattan Project at Hanford where the world's first plutonium production facilities were built along the Columbia River in eastern Washington state. The undertaking paired the University of Chicago's team of extraordinary physicists led by Enrico Fermi with the DuPont company's industrial expertise led by Crawford Greenewalt. The film highlights the determination, commitment, and scientific ingenuity of the men and women who took on the seemingly impossible task of producing plutonium in time to contribute to the war effort. As a result, the "Fat Man" bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
Please note: this version is 20 minutes long and is intended for museums. For the full, 45 minute version, please click here.