“Hibakusha, Our Life to Live”
Friday, August 5, 2011, 6:30 pm
Boston premiere of the film about the survivors of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On August 6, 1945, a great terror was thrust upon the world. David Rothauser’s 80 minute documentary, Hibakusha, Our Life to Live, probes the life stories of Japanese, Korean and American survivors of the terror; the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
There is an URGENCY here. The survivors are dying off, victims of radiation poisoning and other a-bomb related diseases. It is equally important to tell the stories on film of people who should never be forgotten. To keep their memory alive is to make an active contribution to a world where peoples of all races may embrace life as a precious gift and no longer live in the fear of nuclear annihilation.
To make this movie, Memory Productions completed over 90 hours of filming, including interviews with Japanese, Korean and American hibakusha and international youth participating in the 60th Anniversary Peace Ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A by the filmmaker, David Rothauser, who is a Brookline resident. Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action and Brookline PAX.
Winds of Change: The impact of the Arab Spring on Israel and Palestine
Monday, August 22, 2011, 4pm
FounderShakespeare and Company • Founders' Theatre • 70 Kemble Street • Lenox
A panel discussion with Ori Nir (Israeli-born former writer for Haaretz and the Forward, and spokesperson for Peace Now) and Dr. Riyad Mansour (Ambassador, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations), with moderator Kathleen Peratis (Lawyer, human rights activist, Zionist, frequent traveler to Israel and the West Bank, visited Gaza in May 2011).
Forum: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine by Firefly)
Cost: $20 general admission, $10 for students
For Tickets: 413-637-3353 or www.shakespeare.org
For more information please go to www.nationinstitute.org, www.panys.org
A project of the Nation Institute and Peace Action Fund of New York State