Aug. 6: "White Light, Black Rain" Documentary Film & Discussion
- Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Bloomington Branch presents:WHITE LIGHT, BLACK RAIN:
THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKIDocumentary film by Steven OkazakiTHURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH7:00 PM
MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
On August 6th and 9th, 1945, two atomic bombs vaporized 210,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those who survived are called "hibakusha"--people exposed to the bomb--and there are an estimated 200,000 living today. Today, with the threat of nuclear weapons of mass destruction frighteningly real- the world's arsenal capable of repeating the destruction at Hiroshima 400,000 times over, Oscar® award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki revisits the bombings and shares the stories of the only people to have survived a nuclear attack.
Discussion led by Reverend John Gaus, a witness to Nagasaki, and David Keppel, in the context of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLICCo-sponsored by BLOOMINGTON PEACE ACTION COALITION and JUST PEACE TASK FORCE, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF BLOOMINGTONINFORMATION: Contact DAVID KEPPEL KEPPEL@... or 331-2815