Japan Film Festival to feature Hiroshima atomic bombing survivors, April 16

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles will take place on the weekend of April 8-10 and April 16-17.  www.jffla.org

Japan Film Festival 2011 Twice Bombed

Saturday, April 16, 2:15 PM

Starplex  Cinema 5, 4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604

Twice Bombed: The Legacy of Yamaguchi Tsutomu

Directed by Hidetaka Inazuka

68 min

60 years has passed since the atomic bomb and now 90 years old, Tsutomu Yamaguchi became an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. After starting the United Nation and lecturing about his atomic bomb personal experience inside and outside the country, he continued to spread his word.

His motto was “One for All, All for One”.Just before passing away from cancer, Mr. Yamaguchi entrusted film director James Cameron to make visualization about his atomic bomb experience, leaving his last words of “I have done my duty”. This film is packed with Mr. Yamaguchi’s documentary coverage of 5 years as an activist with his hope for many years.

(C)Takiseeds

Japan Film Festival Back of Destiny

Saturday, April 16, 12:00 PM

Starplex  Cinema 5, 4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604

Back of Destiny

Directed by Tomoki Deyama

40 min

August 6th 1945, A year after Kiyoshi and Ikimi got married, the two fell victim to the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima but managed to survive.  However, Kiyoshi’s entire back was severely burned.  One day, American journalists visited the hospital to take photographs of the keloid scars on Kiyoshi’s back.  Kiyoshi firmly refused the request…

(C)Hiroshima Film Commission

Schedule of 20 Japanese films are available at www.jffla.org