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Narrated by Susan Sarandon, HIROSHIMA NO PIKA is an animated film based on the award-winning children’s book by the Japanese artist Toshi Maruki. Through Maruki's fearsome yet beautiful water color illustrations, the film tells the story of a young girl and her family who live through the horrific bombing of Hiroshima. Susan Sarandon lends her talent to this timely story, inspiring children to remember Hiroshima in hopes that it will not be repeated. Nominated for an Academy Award, HELLFIRE: A JOURNEY FROM HIROSHIMA captures the artists Iri and Toshi Maruki in action as they create "one of the world's most powerful and sustained expressions of the effect of the atomic bomb"- the Hiroshima Murals. Haunted by the memories of Hiroshima after the atomic blast, the Maruki's began a series of monumental paintings depicting what they had seen. With engaging interviews and extended sequences of the Marukis at work, HELLFIRE reveals a message of hope in our nuclear age, and is a reminder of the power of art to render visible and meaningful what still seems unimaginable.

Two sobering yet inspirational documentaries are perfectly paired on Hiroshima No Pika, a superb DVD for all-ages viewing. The art of Toshi and Iri Maruki is horrifying--they focus exclusively on people after atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945--so the film may be somewhat disturbing for very young children, but the whole point of the Marukis' art is to never forget the horrors that human beings have wrought upon each other. Married for decades and collaborating as "rivals" whose art represents a formal clash of their highly different techniques, the Marukis create huge murals depicting the aftermath of the bombings (or the rape of Nangking, or the Nazi Holocaust), and as Iri Maruki (Japan's most celebrated illustrator of children's books) describes it, "when I draw people who are being slaughtered, I also feel as if I'm being slaughtered." Her remarkable response to this raw emotion is to draw "with kindness" toward the dead and dying, while Toshi alters her watercolor illustrations with his own smearings of India ink, transforming the work into something even darker and deeper in meaning.

The 25-minute Hiroshima No Pika (2005) is a moving rendition of Iri's award-winning children's book about a young girl and her parents in the aftermath of Hiroshima. Susan Sarandon (who provided anti-nuclear activism web-links for the DVD's bonus features) narrates the tale with subtle, heart-rending perfection. Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima is an hour-long, Oscar®-nominated documentary from 1986 that provides an in-depth portrait of the Marukis and their methods of creating some of the world's most hauntingly powerful artwork. The humanity that shines through--and the Marukis' passionate anti-war statements--makes these two films highly worthwhile for classes, discussion groups, or anyone seeking to appreciate these uniquely creative people. --Jeff Shannon

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  • Actors: English Voice Over By, Susan Saradon
  • Directors: Noriaki Tsuchimoto, John Junkerman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009IWGCS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,156 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hiroshima No Pika" on IMDb

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nate93 on August 29, 2014
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An exceptionally well-crafted piece; emotionally intense.

Captures the "atomic bomb" experience of those who lived thru it in a unique and visceral way. Art used to depict the Japanese experience in the days after Hiroshima and Nagasaki exceptionally moving. Images are quite difficult to get out of the mind. A graphic representation of the horrors of nuclear war and why mankind should not go there again.

Not a "must see," but very close.
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What a cool movie, great story. Arrived in very good condition, had never seen the film but read about it. Perfect fit for a workshop we were running on nuclear weapons and war. Told an incredible story from the "other side". Never really tries to make one feel guilty but allows people to consider the impact of actions during war...or in our own lives.
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