WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN

Washington D.C. Premiere

WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN


Natural Resources Defense Council and AAAS present

WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN (USA, 2007, 86 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Even 60 years later, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are surrounded by argument, denial and myth. Surprisingly, most people know very little about what happened on August 6 and 9, 1945, two days that changed the world. Told from the point of view of survivors, this film provides a comprehensive, deeply moving account of the first and, hopefully the last, use of nuclear weapons. Those not among the 210,000 vaporized in the two attacks continue to suffer from burns, infections, radiation sickness and cancer. Featuring interviews with 14 survivors and four Americans involved in the bombings, White Light/Black Rain explores the bombings and their aftermath, revealing both unimaginable suffering and extraordinary human resilience. With a calm frankness that makes their shocking and inspiring stories unforgettable, these people bear witness to the unfathomable destructive power of nuclear weapons. Their accounts are illustrated with survivor paintings and drawings, historical footage and rare and never-seen-before photographs. Directed by Steven Okazaki.

Introduced by Alyssa Go, Program Assistant, International and Nuclear Programs, NRDC. Discussion with nuclear historian and author Dr. Robert Norris, Senior Reserach Associate, NRDC.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Auditorium

1200 New York Ave., NW (12th St. entrance)

(METRO: Metro Center)

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