Produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers,
Nagasaki Journey is a powerful, yet hopeful look at the
immediate and continuing aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped
August 9, 1945 on Nagasaki, Japan.
The film tells the moving
personal stories of two Japanese survivors and a U.S. Marine, who
was one of the first American troops to occupy the city after the
war ended. All three dramatically reveal how the impact of this single
bomb forever transformed their lives and their thinking. Despite
the enormous wartime tragedy, their common humanity transcended previous
hatreds, providing hope the Nagasaki bomb would be the last atomic
weapon ever dropped in warfare.
Nagasaki Journey features recently
discovered film footage shot by Marines during their occupation,
as well as striking photos taken the day after the blast by
Japanese Army photographer Yosuke Yamahata. Yamahata's complete
photographic record, with other historical background, has
been published in a companion 128-page book of the same name
from Pomegranate Art Books.