Nuclear Sunday Film “Barefoot Gen” at CMU

Sunday, September 25 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University
Doherty Hall, Rm. 2315

Please join us for the second of four films as part of our Nuclear Sunday’s Film Series. The film will be followed by a discussion with Japanese labor and peace activist Ayano Kuniyoshi who will be in Pittsburgh as a guest at the UE’s national convention.

Barefoot Gen 1 is an extraordinary anime film, drawn from the creator’s own experience. Set at the time of the bombing of Hiroshima and the immediate aftermath, the film relates an amazing story of destruction and survival. The filmmaker was a young boy when the bomb fell.  His family was decimated, but he and his mother survived and managed to build a life after the devastation. (Barefoot Gen 2 will be presented October 2.)

Also, be sure to check out the 10-volume Japanese manga series Barefoot Gen, recently donated to the Hunt Library at CMU. While you’re there, please enjoy the art exhibit in the Library, featuring interpretive panels from the Hiroshima Peace Museum documenting the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, its aftermath, and the victims’ responses through art. The exhibit includes a range of contemporary artistic responses, including political cartoons and art works. (See prior post on the exhibit.)

See our line-up of films, speakers, and a town hall meeting on nuclear energy here:

For more information, contact, or call Robin Alexander at 412-471-8919.

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