2023/10/26: First-person account of Atomic bomb survivor “8:15 Hiroshima | From Father to Daughter” to be screened at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Thursday, October 26 at 6PM

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles sponsors a screening of 8:15 Hiroshima | From Father to Daughter on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:00 pm. The film is a first-person account of a teen Hiroshima survivor to remind the world of the horrors of nuclear war and the power of love and forgiveness.

The screening of 8:15 Hiroshima | From Father To Daughter, at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, is presented by San Diego-WISH (Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity).

The screening venue, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Salon, is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Level 5, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets for $20 are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/815-hiroshima-from-father-to-daughter-film-screening-talk-tickets-725503659977

“What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.” – John Hersey

8:15 Hiroshima, is a film by American Director J.R. Heffelfinger and produced by Akiko Mikamo, the daughter of a hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor), and Nini Le Huynh to illustrate her father’s remarkable true story, message for peace and vision for a world without nuclear weapons.

Narrated in English with Japanese subtitles, this hybrid doc-narrative film weaves never before seen video and audio recordings of hibakusha Shinji Mikamo, evocative reenactments (in Japanese with English subtitles), and archival images — “bringing the past into the present.” (Modern Times Review) “A highly artistic work with a prayer for peace.” – Asahi Family Newspaper

“My father told me, ‘I don’t want anybody else to ever have to go through the agony of another nuclear war,’ and asked me to spread his message to younger generations throughout the

world,” said Dr. Akiko Mikamo, Executive Producer of 8:15 Hiroshima and Author of 8:15 – A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima.

Event Program

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Salon
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Level 5
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thursday, October 26, 2023
6:00pm: Door Open for Check-in
6:30pm: Opening Remarks & Screening
7:30pm: Talk by Dr. Akiko Mikamo, Guest Appearance
Producer/Actress Nini Le Huynh
8:00pm: Networking Reception with Refreshments
8:30pm: Closing

8:15 Hiroshima | From Father to Daughter
2020, United States, 51 min, English with Japanese subtitles
Director J.R. Heffelfinger
Executive Producer Akiko Mikamo
Producer/Actress: Nini Le Huynh

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNBYRnpE92s

Film Website: https://www.815documentary.com

Book Website: https://815hiroshima.com/