Next Tuesday, I plan to have a longer entry on Curtis's three-part documentary, The Power of Nightmares (2004). In the meantime, check out A is for Atom while it is still available on Curtis's blog (from the comments it appears that around 11 minutes is missing from other versions of the film circulating on the internet). Curtis is one of the most interesting documentarians working today, and his use of found footage is on par with experimental filmmakers like Bruce Conner (A Movie) and Craig Baldwin (Tribulation 99). You should explore the rest of Curtis's personal blog, The Medium is the Message.
A is for Atom (Adam Curtis, UK, 1992, 57 minutes)
Adam Curtis: The film tells the story of the rise of nuclear power in America, Britain and the Soviet Union. It shows how the way the technologies were developed was shaped by the political and business forces of the time. And how that led directly to inherent dangers in the design of the containment of many of the early plants. Episode Six of Pandora's Box. Adam Curtis's blog link.