2020: New Film on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Hiroshima & Nagasaki 2019
Quelle: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 18 | Issue 12 | Number 3 | Article ID 5406 | Jun 05, 2020
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New Film Explores U.S. Suppression of Key Footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Elite Japanese and American film teams shot the most important and disturbing film, including rare color images, in the aftermath of the atomic bombings. Then it was buried by U.S. authorities for decades as the nuclear arms race raged.
Last month, I completed work on my first film, writing and directing a documentary titled Atomic Cover-up. Below you can watch via a link four brief clips. The story for me began, however, thirty-eight years ago this month. That day also helped set me on the path to spending four weeks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki soon after, and subsequently writing three books on the subject
(including one to be published in July), hundreds of articles, and a lifelong engagement with political and ethical issues surrounding nuclear warfare.
In June 1982, the grassroots antinuclear movement in the U.S. (and much of the world) was cresting. The June 12th march and rally in New York City would draw well over half a million protesters, with some observers calling it the largest such gathering in the country's history. Many new films with nuclear themes suddenly appeared, including the popular Atomic Cafe. (https://youtu.be/AymBFIo2-sM)