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White Light / Black Rain:

The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

DVD
From HBO Studios: A deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first - and hopefully last - uses of thermonuclear weapons in war.

White Light / Black Rain:

Through the powerful recollections of atomic bomb survivors, White Light / Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an extraordinary new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, presents a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first -- and hopefully last -- uses of thermonuclear weapons in war. Featuring interviews with fourteen atomic bomb survivors - many who have never spoken publicly before - and four Americans intimately involved in the bombings, White Light/Black Rain provides a detailed exploration of the bombings and their aftermath.-  In a succession of riveting personal accounts, the film reveals both unimaginable suffering and extraordinary human resilience.

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