“Hibakusha, Our Life to Live”
Friday, August 5, 2011, 6:30 pm
Join us tonight for the Boston premiere of a new 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.