“The Vow From Hiroshima” – Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

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6:00 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the horrific bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. “The Vow from Hiroshima” is an award winning film which provides an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima, who has devoted her life to ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi.

Setsuko was miraculously pulled out of a fiery building after the bomb was dropped and unable to save her other 27 classmates who were burned to death alive. That experience shaped her life forever and she endeavored to keep a pledge she made to her friends – that no one should ever again experience the same horrible fate.

“The Vow from Hiroshima” reminds us all that there is still so much we need to do in order to make sure an event of this horrific nature never occurs again. The 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) passed, and 39 nations have signed and ratified, but we need 11 more until the nuclear ban treaty enters into force.

Register at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vow-from-hiroshima-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-116246431205After registering, you will receive a zoom link for the screening and panel discussion.

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen.

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 82 minutes

Director: Susan Strickler

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