Monday, August 10, 2009
Progressive Film/Lecture Series for August 2009
DATE: Thursday, August 13
TIME: 6pm pizza and announcements
6:30 film, discussion,petition
TITLE: WHITE LIGHT, BLACK
RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF
HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza, 703 N.
Valley Mills Drive, Waco. meeting
room, enter from outside door on
right, or from inside.
RUN TIME: 85 minutes.
RATING: Unrated. some scenes of
the dead and injured may be too
intense for small children.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
FEE: All free.
In this extraordinary documentary, Academy Award winning filmmaker
Steven Okazaki (Days of Waiting), presents shocking archival footage, stunning photography and heartrending interviews--from both Japanese survivors of the attacks and the Americans who believed their involvement would help end a brutal conflict--for a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first use of nuclear weapons in war.
I was educated and moved by this documentary, which provides a unique perspective on the nuclear attack on Japan.
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2007.
"...concise...important...should be required viewing..." --Variety.
"a stirring and heart-wrenching statement of the horrible powers that mankind holds in its fist." --The Hollywood Reporter.
Please join us to commemorate the 64th anniversary of this tragic event. And we will take action by signing petitions to further global nuclear disarmament, to forward to President Obama and Chet Edwards.