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Film Screening: Hiroshima

Film Screening: Hiroshima

A screening of Hideo Sekigawa's 1953 film, "Hiroshima" organized by Mariko Tamanoi and Toshie Marra

Friday, January 27, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
Main Conference Room

As part of the UCLA Film Series, "From Hiroshima to Fukushima" organized by professor Mariko Tamanoi, anthropology, and Chad Diehl, Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow.

“Hiroshima” is a feature film directed by Sekikawa Hideo.  The film was supported by the Teacher's Union of Hiroshima, who helped finance the production, and about 90,000 citizens of Hiroshima, who acted for Sekikawa in the film.  The film begins with Hiroshima in the early 1950s and flashes back to scenes of the horrific aftermath following the detonation of an atomic bomb on humans for the first time in history.

Special thanks go to Mr. Ippei Kobayashi, whose father was the assistant director to Sekikawa, and Ms. Foumiko Kometani, a Los Angeles-based writer.  We are delighted to present “Hiroshima” with English subtitles for the first time in Los Angeles and in the United States.

Discussion to follow.

Directed by Hideo Sekigawa
Written by Yasutaro Yagi
Running time: 104 mins

For more information please contact

Mariko Tamanoi
mtamanoi@ucla.edu

Download File: Hiroshima-1953-4l-snn.pdf

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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