American and Russian nuclear stockpiles are now decreasing, but nuclear proliferation is a growing and urgent problem. Memory is fading of the consequences of using nuclear weapons and why proliferation is so risky. No one knows this more than the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Challenging assumptions, nuclear proliferation of today is seen through the devastating yet inspirational life of a Nagasaki survivor-joined by college students dedicated to making sure the truth about the last atomic bomb deliberately used on human beings will never be forgotten. _
"****(4 stars) Impossible not to be moved" Time Out Magazine
"Shedding light on the dark corners of history...fascinating...alarming...the simple, earnest truth." The Village
For the first time a US documentary raises questions about the widely held assumption that dropping the bomb was essential
In one of the film's most powerful moments the survivor describes her sister's suicide ten years after the war as "the courage to die." The survivor found "the courage to live" and dedicate her life to abolishing nuclear weapons.
"Powerful" TV Guide Movie Reviews
"Must see...important" The Campus, CCNY
"An essential gift to every generation of our nuclear age." Joanna Macy, author, activist
"Bracing, potent explorations of hot-button issues" All Movie Reviews
The survivor shares memories in a moving encounter with an Auschwitz survivor. She stirs students in London, Paris and New York City with her presence and description of the bomb and its effects. __At the film's life affirming conclusion it is clear that student Haruka has become motivated to carry on the nuclear abolition message to young people around the world.
"Deeply impressed...beautifully made...even more germane than usual...thought-provoking and inspiring." Don Kelley, Voices of the Heartland
"The definitive story" Planet in Focus
"***(3 stars) Powerful" AM New York
"Informative, compelling" Asia Reporter
"Persuasive" New York Sun
"Harrowing" Orlando Weekly
"Haunting" Asia Documentary Reviews
"Passionate" Film and History Journal
"Quite touching" New York Magazine
"Urgent" The Oregonian
*First screened at Nagasaki's 60th year commemoration events. *Subsequently screened at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, international conferences on nuclear disarmament, and in theaters, universities and festivals in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and South Africa.
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