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White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Steven Okazaki

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Steven Okazaki
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Credited cast:
Harold Agnew Harold Agnew ... Himself
Shuntaro Hida Shuntaro Hida ... Himself (as Dr. Shuntaro Hida)
Kiyoko Imori Kiyoko Imori ... Herself
Morris Jeppson Morris Jeppson ... Himself
Lawrence Johnston Lawrence Johnston ... Himself
Pan Yeon Kim Pan Yeon Kim ... Herself
Etsuko Nagano Etsuko Nagano ... Herself
Keiji Nakazawa ... Himself
Chiemi Oka Chiemi Oka ... Herself
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Shigeko Sasamori Shigeko Sasamori ... Herself (as Keiko Sasamori)
Sakue Shimodaira Sakue Shimodaira ... Herself
Yasuyo Tanaka Yasuyo Tanaka ... Herself
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (archive footage)
Theodore Van Kirk Theodore Van Kirk ... Himself
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As global tensions rise, the unthinkable threat of nuclear war has become very real--and very frightening. Through the powerful recollections of the survivors of the atomic bombs that leveled two Japanese cities in 1945, this film presents a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first--and hopefully last--uses of thermonuclear weapons in war. Directed by Oscar(R)-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki (1990's 'Days of Waiting'), 'White Light, Black Rain' provides a comprehensive, moving account of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the unique points of view of the people, both Japanese and American, who were there. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

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English | Japanese | Korean

Release Date:

6 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I mavri vrohi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hiroshima, Japan See more »

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Color
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Courtesy of Chrysalis Music Group & Chemical Underground Records
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Watch it only if you can see it otherwise take it as a war-survival tale of Japanese told by Americans (shame)
16 July 2017 | by IamthemovieaddictSee all my reviews

Watching this painful yet inevitable documentary of the horrors that Americans CAUSED TO JAPAN ESP., IN Nagasaki AND Hiroshima not only makes one feel helpless to what the survivors are going through but also outrageous to what it (READ: Americans) have never done for the casualties they have caused. Before i went into the documentary, i felt it had to partial to the info it was going to come out with since what Americans DID FOR YEARS TO HIDE THEIR ATROCITIES couldn't possibly be out on one day in one film and as the film begins, you realize rather it should be told and produced from Japanese SIDE but you see it being produced by HBO, AN American COMPANY (YOU GOT MY POINT) Overall, i felt it lacked the actuality it never told of, but diverted us into tales of those who lived to tell it, those who were involved in it and those who helped those affected AND WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE GONE WHERE THEY ARE ASKING THE CURRENT Americans AND THE American PRESIDENT AND THE POLITICS SYSTEM OF WHAT THEY SHOULD DO NOW TO THEM, WHICH OF COURSE THEY VENTURED INTO. SHAME.


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