Tuesday, October 5, 2010

San Diego screening of Witness to Hiroshima and the premier of Atomic Mom

In the 16-minute film directed by Kathy Sloane, Witness to Hiroshima, Japanese citizen Keiji Tsuchiya uses 12 powerful watercolors to tell the story of his experiences in Hiroshima as a 17-year old soldier immediately following the dropping of the atomic bomb. While the film addresses a horrific moment in history, it emphasizes how Mr. Tsuchiya has directed his life toward purpose and healing through his lifelong commitments to advocating for atomic survivors, opposing nuclear war, and preserving the horseshoe crab.

2010 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival

October 7th -17th

Screenings of Witness to Hiroshima:

October 8 (Friday) 5:00 pm, CinéArts @ Sequoia 2, Mill Valley

October 12 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 3, San Rafael

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2010 11th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

October 21st - 28th

CINEMA BENTO, a Japanese themed program of short films

October 21 (Thursday) - 7:15 pm, Ultrastar Theater

October 27 (Wednesday) - 4:00 pm, Ultrastar Theater

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Atomic Mom, directed by M.T. Silvia is a documentary about two women, both mothers, who have very different experiences of the atom bomb. After decades of silence, a daughter’s quest for truth leads to the exchange of an olive branch between an American scientist and a Hiroshima survivor.

Screenings of Atomic Mom:

Oct 10 (Sunday) - 6:00 pm, Smith Rafael Film Center - San Rafael

Oct 16 (Saturday) - 12:00 PM, Sequoia Theatre - Mill Valley

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(Many thanks to Michele Mason at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Maryland, for sharing this information.)

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