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Canadian premiere: The Vow from Hiroshima
August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pmfree
The Vow From Hiroshima is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. She was 13 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped (in Hiroshima) in 1945. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second-generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi.
The film follows Setsuko through her decades of activism up to the current moment when she finally achieves her dream of an international treaty banning nuclear weapons.
This first-ever Canadian screening of the film takes place during the annual commemorations of the bombings of Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (9 August). Canada has not joined the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, despite overwhelmingly high levels of public support for the Treaty. Setsuko now lives in Toronto but her and others’ advocacy for Canada to join the Treaty continues to be overlooked.
Join us for this two part event! The 90-minute online film screening will be followed by a 30-minute conversation with Setsuko, filmmakers Susan Strickler and Mitchie Takeuchi, and Canadian anti-nuclear activists.
Be inspired by Setsuko’s story—and moved to take action!
Sunday, 8 August 2021
4:00 PDT/7:00 EDT: Film screening via Vimeo*
5:30 PDT/8:30 EDT: Online conversation via Zoom*
*Access links will be share with registrants closer to the event.