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

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 6 August 2007 (USA)
Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Director:

Steven Okazaki

Writer:

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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English | Japanese | Korean

Release Date:

6 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Hiroshima, Japan See more »

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Color
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Never Again
6 July 2018 | by wolverton7See all my reviews

This film is a breathtakingly beautifull depiction of truth. The graciousness of the Japanese people humbles me. I wasn't even born then. Yet, my apology is profound. -tkf/DFW


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