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Message from Hiroshima ()


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This documentary provides an inside look at the devastating effects of the first atomic bomb dropped, as depicted in testimonials from survivors, and computer-generated recreations of the city and way of life that were lost.

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Directed by

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Masaaki Tanabe

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Masaaki Tanabe ... (written by)

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Adam Dykstra ... associate producer
Mark Farquhar ... associate producer
Yuriko Senoo ... associate producer

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Sean Schafer Hennessy

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Naoki Nobushige

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Teruhiko Okiura

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Adam Dykstra ... recording director
Yoshifumi Nakayama ... supervising sound editor

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Mark R.R. Farquhar ... cg supervisor

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Jocelyn Cervenka ... layout artist

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Keiko Doi ... translator: japanese
Keiko Dykstra ... translator

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Maria Collis ... special thanks
Jeffrey Jones ... special thanks
Louise Luster ... special thanks

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Narrated by George Takei, Message From Hiroshima provides an inside look at life and culture in the city before the first atomic bomb was dropped. Today, where the Hon and Motoyasu Rivers meet, stands the Peace Memorial Park - the former location of the Nakajima district, which was once home to thousands of people and hundreds of businesses. When the first atomic bomb was detonated 2,000 feet above Hiroshima's city center on August 6, 1945, all of that vanished. Seventy years later, Director Masaaki Tanabe makes it his mission to revive the memory of what once was by interviewing hibakusha (survivors) and former residents. These heart-wrenching testimonials, along with computer -generated recreations of restaurants, shoe stores, cinemas, and the famous Industrial Promotion Hall, recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of a lost culture and people.

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  • Message from Hiroshima (Japan)
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  • 53 min
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Budget $25,000 (estimated)

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