Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American preoccupation with personal security has reached proportions not seen since the Cold War. In March 2003, the Wall Street Journal reported that bomb shelters were more prevalent now than during the Cold War; is this really true? Has the bomb shelter reached the mainstream, or just a wider swath of the lunatic fringe?
This documentary traverses the American landscape, from Michigan to Massachusetts, from Georgia to Arizona and Utah, offering glimpses into a little-seen, sometimes festering and funky, interior. The faces and voices of the characters encountered along the way, and the details of their lives and emergency preparations, provide a compelling portrait of Americans facing their fears at the dawn of the 21st century.
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