A half-hour exhibition film directed by Judy Irving and Christopher Beaver tells the stories of two Nagasaki survivors, Sumiteru Taniguchi and Itsuko Okubo, and one American member of the occupation forces, Victor Tolley. Archival footage is included throughout the production. A portion of this footage was photographed by U.S. Marine cinematographers in September and October 1945; this is the first time it has been shown publicly since it was placed in the National Archives soon after the war ended.
Credits: An Independent Documentary Group Production. Produced and directed by Judy Irving and Christopher Beaver. Music by Toru Takemitsu. Running time: 28 minutes. The film can be ordered from the Video Project: 1-800-475-2638 (U.S. calls only). Foreign sales from Charles Schuerhoff, C.S. Associates at 415-383-6060. FAX: 415-383-2520.
A 128-page Japanese/English language book edited by Rupert Jenkins has been published to accompany the exhibition. Extracts are available on this Web site.
Additionally, the book contains three major essays and a work of fiction, more than seventy duotoned reproductions (including the complete photography exhibition), extensive biographical and chronological materials, and a foreword by noted author and psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton (Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide).
The book was published in July 1995 by Pomegranate
Pomegranate can be contacted at 1-800-227-1428 (in the U.S.); 707-586-5500. FAX: 707-586-5522.
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