REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA, IMAGINING PEACE presents "The Day the Sun Fell"

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5 Aug 2017 - 18:00

Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Marking the 72nd Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA, IMAGINING PEACE presents

The Day the Sun Fell

While gathering the memories and present views of these very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.

Saturday, August 5, 6pm, Harris Theater, Admission $8 809 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Following the film, we will skype with peace activists from Japan through the Popoki Peace Project

This remarkable film begins as a personal quest to uncover the history of the director’s loving, yet enigmatic, grandfather, who was a physician for the Red Cross in Hiroshima the day of the bombing. Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig powerfully melds that traumatic past with the contemporary nuclear devastation of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster, which took place during the course of the film’s production. Featuring compelling characters and a finely paced narrative, The Day the Sun Fell brings to light a repressed history of Japanese victims of the nuclear bomb and the medical personnel who served them by following two elderly survivors, a doctor and nurse from Hiroshima. Awarded the 2016 David Plath Media Award for best film work on East Asian Anthropology and the Fethi Kayaalp Grand Prize – 2nd Prize 2016 at the Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary (BIFED), Turkey (http://thedaythesunfell.com). Co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Filmmakers. _____________________________________

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace links art and activism as we work to prevent nuclear war. We also address the consequences of nuclear energy, in light of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Our programs are designed to reflect on the past while imagining the future by encouraging engagement and hope. Visit us at rememberinghiroshima.org or contact rhip1945@gmail.com.

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