ONE WEEK ONLY 8-14 November at 9PM
PIONEER THEATRE 3rd Street and Avenue A (NYC)
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Winner — Best Documentary — San Diego Asian Film Festival
Nuclear proliferation of today is seen through the life of a Nagasaki survivor and college students dedicated to making sure the truth about the last atomic bomb deliberately used on human beings will never be forgotten. As it documents the survivor's devastating yet inspirational life, The Last Atomic Bomb interweaves the still controversial U.S. decision to use the bomb, censorship in the U.S. and Japan of the bomb or its effects, discrimination against survivors by other Japanese, buildup of nuclear weapons during the Cold War, the anti-nuclear movement, and today’s nuclear proliferation issues.
The Last Atomic Bomb relates the story of 10-year-old Sakue Shimohira hiding in a shelter near ground zero when the bomb exploded 60 years ago. Her emotionally wrenching experiences are interwoven with rarely seen archival footage and never-before-told accounts of what happened to her in 1945 and in subsequent years. [more info]