Acceptable Fallout

Acceptable Fallout is a documentary short exploring America’s nuclear history in the Marshall Islands and the health hazards still faced by its citizens at home and in the US decades later. After years of secrecy, broken promises, radiation exposure, rising sea levels and a global pandemic, Acceptable Fallout asks what it means to take responsibility, how our own histories get hidden, and what it takes to earn a long-since broken trust.

  • Jen Jackson
  • Brian Molongoski
  • Jen Jackson
  • Brian Mologoski
  • Aschlee Angelo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 16 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Marshall Islands, United States
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Director Biography - Jen Jackson, Brian Molongoski

Jen Jackson is a filmmaker and writer from Bend, Oregon. Before moving back to Oregon in 2018 to start filming what would become Acceptable Fallout, she was a newspaper reporter in Northern New York. Jen graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2016, when she first became involved with the Micronesian community in Oregon. She hopes to translate her ground up approach to journalism, and experience creating media with community engagement, into future filmmaking. Jen enjoys art and photography, lake swimming and double roasted milk tea, and is a collector of hobbies and travel mishaps.

Brian Molongoski is a filmmaker and writer who traded the East Coast for the West Coast in 2018, when he moved to Oregon to kickstart his filmmaking career. Acceptable Fallout is his first documentary film, born out of five years of being involved in the Marshallese community in the Pacific Northwest. Before coming to Oregon, Brian worked as a political reporter for a daily newspaper in his home state of New York. Brian continues to make video content about Pacific Islanders. While his career is focused on telling true stories about our world, he spends a lot of his free time traversing his own imagination as an aspiring screenwriter.

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