Remembering Japan’s history

0 Posted by - March 11, 2011 - Blog, Friday Film Pick, Screen

This week’s FFP connects with recent tragic events in Japan where a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami have left hundreds dead. Synopsis from the National Film Board of Canada:

This moving and powerful story focuses on two survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. They are among a small group of Japanese who risk social ostracism in their country by identifying themselves as hibakusha–survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The film follows them on their mission to New York as representatives of the Japanese Peace Movement at the second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament held in June, 1982.

The 1984 film is 26 minutes long and directed by Martin Duckworth.

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