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White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 18, 2007
Steven Okazaki and Shigeko Sasamori – White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Before screening

SO: I volunteered to help my sister with her school work and because I was a filmmaker and not really working, I started looking for articles and I found an article about a group of Hiroshima and Nagasaki's survivors who were meeting regularly once a month in a bank in San Francisco. And I called Hanah up and said the group is getting together, maybe we should go and she said, "Oh, that class. I forgot to tell you, I dropped it." But I went, decided to go to the meeting on my own, and I called up the president of the meeting and he said, "Well, people might be not comfortable if you just sit there and watch us. So why don't you participate in some way. You could show one of your movies." So I showed a 8-minute children's film I had made, about racism. At the end of the film the group applauded. It wasn't a very good film, but... One of the women, one of t...

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