Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tateuchi Democracy Forum Theater at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles present free screening of “Hiroshima Nagasaki Download” on Saturday, Oct 22, from 2 – 4 pm, at Tateuchi Democracy Forum Theater at the JANM buildings in Little Tokyo.
There will be a Q&A after the screening with the filmmaker.
Two friends visit atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki who now live in North America. During their trip from Canada to Mexico, they record a piece of modern history crucially important to Japanese collective psyche while exploring their own identities and revealing the reality of psychological scars.
This is the first feature documentary by Shinpei Takeda, a filmmaker based in Tijuana, Mexico, who has spent last 5 years traveling all over south and north Americas for collecting over 50 atomic bomb survivor stories.
The movie has been officially selected for various film festivals including Al Jazeera international documentary film festival in Doha, Qatar, Berlin Asian Hotshot Film festival.
The film is currently being released in nation-wide theaters in Japan.
The Oct 22 Los Angeles screening is presented in collaboration with The George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, and the Japanese American National Museum.