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Join The Vow for the Dream of a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty!
If you're reading this, then you're probably already well aware of the tireless efforts of our beloved Setsuko Thurlow to ensure that no one ever again experiences the horrors she witnessed in 1945 as a child of Hiroshima.
Now comes her story – and our story to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons – in a feature length documentary, airing globally for the first time with a free 24-hour screening on August 9th, the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. The event is co-hosted by IPPNW, Hibakusha Stories, IPB and ICAN. (Streaming of the film is not available in Japan, but the film will be available in Japan on August 6th at 7:30pm via WOWOW.)
Now you can Join the Vow! YOU can be part of living history by sponsoring ONE SECOND of the 82 minute film for ONE U.S. DOLLAR! Sponsor as many seconds -- or minutes -- as you are able!
100% of the donations will be used by the filmmakers for future distribution and use of this critical call to action to abolish nuclear weapons. Join The Vow and help preserve the memory of the Hibakusha for succeeding generations.
THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of 88 year-old Setsuko Thurlow, a Hiroshima survivor and activist whose life has been animated by her passion to rid the world of nuclear weapons. For over 70 years, Setsuko has been driven by the vow she made to her sister, nephew and her classmates (over 300) who all perished in the horrific bombing. The film is a timely exploration of the global dangers of nuclear weapons and provides an insider’s perspective as we see Setsuko campaign with ICAN -- the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
This story is told through the lens of the growing relationship between Setsuko and filmmaker, Mitchie Takeuchi, the daughter of a Hiroshima survivor, who is exploring intergenerational trauma in her own family. Most survivors coped with the trauma by remaining silent, and Setsuko helps Mitchie to get to the heart of the issue.
ICAN succeeds in having the UN adopt a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. The film interweaves the history of the post-nuclear era and the growing disarmament movement with the personal story of a fearless visionary and her impact on the world around her. The culmination of Setsuko’s decades of activism is her acceptance speech at the 2017 Nobel Peace Awards. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
"The Vow From Hiroshima is a masterpiece, a gift for the future of humanity." -Véronique Christory, Senior Arms Control Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross