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Screening: White Light: Black Rain
Date Thursday May 08
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco

TWO Screenings - 7pm and 8:45pm
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorTracy Rosenberg
Emailtracy [at] media-alliance.org
Phone510-832-9000
Address1904 Franklin Street # 500
Features three compelling documentaries that highlight the arts of story-telling: documentation, testimonial and analysis.

*Testimonial: White Light, Black Rain
Even after 60 years, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki continue to inspire argument, denial and myth. Surprisingly, most people know very little about what happened on August 6 and 9, 1945, two days that changed the world. This is an account of the bombings from the point of view of the people who were there. Featuring interviews with fourteen atomic bomb survivors -- many who have never spoken publicly before -- and four Americans intimately involved in the bombings, White Light/Black Rain provides a detailed exploration of the bombings and their aftermath. In a succession of riveting personal accounts, the film reveals both unimaginable suffering and extraordinary human resilience. As Sakue Shimohira, 8 years old at the time, says of the moment she considered killing herself after losing the last member of her family: "I realized there are two kinds of courage -- the courage to die and the courage to live."“Compelling and compassionate...a stirring and heart-wrenching statement of the horrible powers that mankind holds in its fist.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival

Added to the calendar on Friday May 2nd, 2008 4:14 PM

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