Hibakusha

HIBAKUSHA

Dir. Luke Adams

Produced by Eaton Workshop

The following is a transcribed introduction by Luke Adams from the ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE film festival screening.

American bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima killing 135,000 people and forever changing the world. Michiko Kodama was one of the few people who survived as a seven year old girl. Now she's a global ambassador for peace and nuclear disarmament and has dedicated her life to remembering the horrors of the aftermath.

In this short film, she shares her experience to inspire future generations to end the use of nuclear weapons. This is Hibakusha.

 

American bomber the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing 135,000 people and forever changing the world. Michiko Kodama is one of few living people who survived it, as a 7 year old girl. Now, she’s a global ambassador for peace and nuclear disarmament. In this short film, she shares her experience to inspire future generations to end the use of nuclear weapons.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Luke Adams is a self taught filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. Over the past decade, Luke has worked with global brands, international non-profits, and local small businesses. His documentary style of filmmaking explores unique ways of sharing the human story. His body of work includes documentaries and short films that range from sustainable farming in Nepal to environmental protections in Alaska. Locally, he’s helped dozens of businesses build and strengthen their community through his visual storytelling.

 

View the corresponding panel for Hibakusha here moderated by Sebi Medina-Tayac and in conversation with John Steinbach (of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee).

Published:

05 Dec 2020

Published:

05 Dec 2020