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FILM: "Hibakusha, Our Life to Live"

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Brattle Theater • 40 Brattle St. • Harvard Square • Cambridge

Hibakusha, Our Life to Live

a film about the survivors of the atomic bomb attacks 
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Life is a precious gift. May we live it without fear.

On August 6, 1945, a great terror was thrust upon the world. David Rothausers'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 of, 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 has 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 film showing will serve as a catalyst for a discussion about bringing a version of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   Discussion after the film with filmmaker David Rothauser and peace studies professor Akihiko Kimijima of Kyoto.

Your participation on this very important project is deeply sought.

Article 9, as many of you know is that part of the Japanese peace constitution that has prevented Japan from making war for 67 years. It is a proven force for peace. Right now Article 9 in Japan is under siege from the extremely right wing Abe government. It is a critical time for Japan and the world for if Article 9 is abolished, the dogs of war will be unleashed from nuclear to biological, bio-chemical and beyond. Please join our mission to bring Article 9 into full bloom this Spring.

For further information about Article 9, please read David Rothauser's essay, "A Template for Peace," on the web sites, Nation of Change and The Faces of Peace.

 

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