The Atomic Soldiers

A film by

USA / the Netherlands | 23' | 01/2018 | documentary

After more than four decades of silence, some of the last surviving atomic soldiers share their unfathomable experiences of the atomic bomb tests in the 1950s.

“Though deceptively simple, it is a masterwork in cinematographic portraiture.”
Square Eyes - IFFR 2018 - Laurel
“Though deceptively simple, it is a masterwork in cinematographic portraiture.”
Square Eyes - IFFR 2018 - Laurel

Morgan Knibbe

Biography

Morgan graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2012 with his short experimental film A Twist in The Fabric of Space. It was selected for the IDFA and won a so called Wildcard by the Netherlands Film Fund, which enables a young director to continue creating a personal cinematic language.

His short film Shipwreck was awarded a Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival 2014 (Switzerland). In addition, the film was nominated for a European Film Award, received the Golden Mikeldi for Best Documentary at Zinebi Bilbao (Spain), a Special Jury Mention at AFI FEST (USA), a Special Jury Mention at Camerimage (Poland) and won the main prize for Best Documentary at Flickerfest (Australia).

Recently Morgan finished his first feature length film entitled Those Who Feel the Fire Burning, which revolves around the lives of refugees at the borders of Europe. The film has been nominated for Best International Film at IDFA 2014.

Morgan did the cinematography for Shipwreck as well as for Those Who Feel the Fire Burning.

Filmography

  • The Atomic Soldiers (2017)
  • Those Who Feel the Fire Burning (2014) Feature
  • Shipwreck (2014) Short
  • A Twist in the Fabric of Space (2012) Short (graduation film)
Square Eyes - Director - Morgan Knibbe - Square Eyes

Crew

Director: Morgan Knibbe
D.O.P. : Morgan Knibbe
Editor: Morgan Knibbe
Sound design: Vincent Sinceretti
Grading, subtitles and DCP: Filmmore

Prizes

Dutch Directors Guild Grand Prix for Best Film of 2018 & Best Short Documentary

 

Festivals

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (24 January – 4 February, 2018)
    Voices Short
  • True/False, United States (1 – 4 March, 2018)
    Official program
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Walla Walla Movie Crush, United States (6 – 8 July, 2018)
    Opening program
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (20 – 29 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (27 September – 5 October, 2018)
    Gouden Kalf Competition Won: Best Dutch Short Documentary
  • InScience – International Science Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (7 – 11 November, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Verín International Short Film Festival, Spain (1 – 10 December, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • WATCH DOCS. Human rights in Film, Poland (7 – 13 December, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (11 – 20 January, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Internationale Festival Zeichen der Nacht, Germany (18 – 20 January, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Ecofalante Environmental FilmFestival, Brazil (May 30 – June 12, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Glimmerglass Film Days, United States (7 – 11 November, 2019)
  • WATCH DOCS. Human rights in Film, Belarus (14 – 15 December, 2019)