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Nagasaki A-bomb Survivor Documentary
"The Power of Life"

Director: Kazumi Matsumoto

Genre: History / Documentary

Theatrical Release in Japan: Winter 2022

[2022 / Color / 1.85:1 / HD / 2ch / 72 min. / Japanese with English subtitles]


Following "a hope of NAGASAKI: Gentlemen" which collected testimonies of Nagasaki A-bomb survivors who had not previously shared their experiences with the media, this documentary film collects new testimonies.


77 years have passed since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and it has become increasingly difficult to find people who knew what it was like at the time, but director Kazumi Matsumoto continued his interviews and obtained testimonies from seven new people. Some of them have never spoken about their A-bomb experiences, while others say they have been supported by everyone around them. While there is discrimination and prejudice against Hibakusha, there are also people who support each other. In today's society, where more and more people are losing the power to live due to various issues, this film delivers the power of life of the Hibakusha.


©︎ Eiga “Ikiru from Nagasaki” Production Committee

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