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The ultimate wish : ending the nuclear age

Author: Robert Richter; Kathleen Sullivan; Richter Productions,; New Day Films,
Publisher: [New York, New York] : New Day Films, [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The moving, unforgettable stories of Nagasaki and Fukushima survivors. Their stories are interlaced with expert commentary illuminating the largely unknown connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. Prime focus is on Sakue Shimohira, age 10 and hiding in a shelter when the Nagasaki bomb dropped. At the age of 77, she continues to dedicate her life to the abolition of all nuclear weapons. We see  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Biographical films
Short films
History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Richter; Kathleen Sullivan; Richter Productions,; New Day Films,
OCLC Number: 847736579
Language Note: In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2012; copyright held by Richter Productions, Inc.
Additional program information provided from film's official website: http://richtervideos.com/TheUltimateWish/.
Credits: Editors, Ruth Schell, Michael Grenadier, Peter Kinoy ; cinematography, Alan Jacobsen, Rick Miranda, Jessie Epstein ; music Sam Sadigursky, Arthur Solari.
Performer(s): Sakue Shimohira, Takako Shishido.
Description: 1 videodisc (39' 37" min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences, 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Other Titles: Ending the nuclear age
Responsibility: producers, Robert Richter, Kathleen Sullivan ; director, Robert Richter.

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The moving, unforgettable stories of Nagasaki and Fukushima survivors. Their stories are interlaced with expert commentary illuminating the largely unknown connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. Prime focus is on Sakue Shimohira, age 10 and hiding in a shelter when the Nagasaki bomb dropped. At the age of 77, she continues to dedicate her life to the abolition of all nuclear weapons. We see her talking with students in New York and London and with a Holocaust survivor in Paris.

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The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

(EMRO user published 2013-06-05 ) Very Good Permalink
This documentary is an instance of preaching to the choir. For those who are adamantly opposed to nuclear power, the documentary will no doubt present a compelling case. But the film’s one sided presentation, its refusal to engage arguments that do not support the emotional and impassioned condemnation...
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