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Vow from Hiroshima – Free Virtual Screening

September 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Vow from Hiroshima – Free Virtual Screening

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Sep 26, 2023 04:00 PM in
EVENT Join us for a free live screening of The Vow from Hiroshima via Zoom to mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. We will be joined by special guests who will address the need for Canada to sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty. Host: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Co-sponsor: Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition ABOUT THE FILM THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85-year-old Japanese-Canadian survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. 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 film is a timely exploration of the global dangers of nuclear weapons and provides an insider’s perspective as we see Setsuko campaign with ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). The culmination of Setsuko’s decades of activism is her acceptance speech at the 2017 Nobel Peace Awards. The film was updated in 2021 to include an epilogue about the ratification and enactment of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force on January 22, 2021. 82 minutes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Directed by Susan Strickler Produced by Mitchie Takeuchi, Susan Strickler Writers: Mitchie Takeuchi, Susan Strickler, Renée Silverman Co-Producer/Editor: Judd Blaise Dir of Photography: Jennifer Hahn Original music: Dallas Crane


September 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm