Thursday, 6 July 2017

Free London Screening of Barefoot Gen July 25

The Embassy of Japan in London (a few minutes' walk from Geen Park Underground station) will hold a free screening of the 1983 cinema film Barefoot Gen on Tuesday July 25 at 6 p.m. The film is a harrowing account of the Hiroshima A-bombing, based on the manga by Hiroshima survivor
Anyone interested in the seeing the film must RSVP through the web page here.
The website describes the film:
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Hiroshima in the summer of 1945. Gen Nakaoka is in the second grade at the local elementary school. He is living with his parents, an older sister and a younger brother. His mother is pregnant and is expecting to give birth soon. Although the family is poor, their lives are happy and harmonious. On 6 August, the US bomber Enola Gay takes off from Tinian Base and chooses the city of Hiroshima as its target. At 8:15am, the bomb is dropped. After an intense flash of lightning, the city is destroyed, with burned corpses everywhere and thousands of people, horribly injured by pieces of glass, are bleeding and dying. Gen miraculously survives.

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