Testimonies of A-bomb Survivors
About This Project
The experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be recorded before they fade away. Many years have passed since the atomic bombs were dropped, and the survivors are aging, making it increasingly difficult for them to speak about their experiences.
To help record and hand down the memories of A-bomb survivors, ANT-Hiroshima produces documentary films about their lives. We have created DVDs of interviews with survivors, including Suzuko Numata and Seiko Imori, and make use of these films for screenings and as resources for peace education activities.
How This Work Began
When ANT-Hiroshima became involved in the production of the award-winning film White Light / Black Rain, directed by Steven Okazaki, a third-generation Japanese-American, we saw the importance of capturing the survivors’ testimonies on video and thus began our own work in this area.