Monday, July 24, 2017

Documentary The Day the Sun Fell at Harris Theater, August 5.

The 2015 documentary The Day the Sun Fell, on the legacy of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, will play at the Harris Theater on August 5. The official site summarizes:
Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience. While gathering the memories and present views of these very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.

The protagonists of THE DAY THE SUN FELL have made it their task in life to fight tirelessly against the silence reigning over the true medical and social effects of the atomic bomb. By doing so, they address a long suppressed aspect of the past that since the nuclear catastrophe of Fukushima painfully forces itself back into the cousciousness of many Japanese.
The film begins at 6:00 pm, though tickets are not yet available online. The Harris Theater is located at 809 Liberty Ave. in downtown's Cultural District (map).