Join IPPNW on August 9th to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings with a special 24-hour screening of the inspiring feature length documentary, The Vow From Hiroshima.
The film and some very brief commentary will be available for viewing worldwide for 24 hours beginning at 12 midnight, New York time, on the morning of Nagasaki Day, August 9. It is sponsored by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Hibakusha Stories, the International Peace Bureau (IPB), and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
This uplifting film is an intimate portrait of 88 year-old Setsuko Thurlow whose life has been animated by her passion to rid the world of nuclear weapons. For over 70 years, Setsuko has been driven by the vow she made to her sister, nephew and her classmates (over 300) who all perished in the horrific bombing. The film is a timely exploration of current nuclear dangers, and a celebration and clarion call to action moving forward in the campaign for the adoption of the TPNW, for which Setsuko and ICAN campaigners the world over received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
Join us for this special screening of The Vow from Hiroshima and help preserve the memory of the atomic bomb survivors for succeeding generations. This 80 minute, feature length film is told through the lens of the growing relationship between Setsuko and Mitchie Takeuchi, filmmaker and the daughter of a Hiroshima survivor, who is exploring intergenerational trauma in her own family. It is through this friendship that the film weaves the history of the post-nuclear era and the growing disarmament movement with the personal story of a fearless visionary.
Please share this screening widely with your friends and activist networks to ensure that we learn from first and second generation survivors, and never again have to witness the horrors of nuclear weapons.
Contact Molly McGinty at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to access the film on August 9th.
Sponsors: Youth Arts New York/Hibakusha Stories Project, IPPNW, IPB, ICAN