2021 Film Premiere for the 76th Anniversary
Saturday August 7, 7pm via Zoom
USA, 2021, Director: Greg Mitchell, Co-Producers: Greg Mitchell and Suzanne Mitchell, Documentary, 52 min
7pm: Watch Party for the Film Premiere of Atomic Cover-up
8pm: Discussion and Q & A with director Greg Mitchell
The widely-acclaimed 2021 film Atomic Cover-up by filmmaker Greg Mitchell is the first documentary to explore the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 from the unique perspective of the brave cameramen and directors who risked their lives filming in the irradiated aftermath. It reveals how this historic footage was seized, classified top secret, and then buried by American officials for decades. All the while, the producers of the footage made heroic efforts to find and expose their shocking film, to reveal truths of the atomic bombings that might halt nuclear proliferation. Co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Watch the film trailer.
This event is free thanks to the generosity of the director.
It will only be shown once via this event and will not be recorded.
Additional resources that may be of interest:
Filmmaker Greg Mitchell's Countdown to the 76th Anniversary
Additional film recommendations (available on YouTube and/or Amazon Video:
Black Rain (Shohei Imamura 1989), a classic film about the bombing of Hiroshima and the effects five years later.
Hiroshima (1953, produced by Japan Teachers Union), which shows the effects of the bombing years later in a school setting, starring Eiji Okada (Hiroshima mon amour, Woman in the Dunes and The Ugly American).