M.T. Silvia

M.T. Silvia (Producer/Director) is an independent filmmaker.

Atomic Mom invites viewers to confront American Nuclear History in a way that it has never happened before. This story, of an American Scientist and a Hiroshima Survivor finding peace decades after the bombing, empowers individuals and communities to work toward global unity. It inspires dialogue about human rights, personal responsibility, and the possibility – and hope – of peace.

Japan/USA, 2010, 80 min, English, English subtitles Documentary Atomic Mom weaves an intimate portrait of a complex mother-daughter relationship within an obscure moment in American history. Pauline Silvia, the filmmaker's mother, undergoes a crisis of conscience about her work in the military during the early 1950's Atomic Testing Program. The film follows these mothers, each on a different end of atomic warfare, as they attempt to understand the other.