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Complete Festival Schedule:

Sat. March 23, 2019 (11:45-9:15pm)




A Bold Peace

2016, 57 min, Feature Documentary

Dir. Matthew Eddy, Michael Dreiling


A Bold Peace, the award winning feature documentary about Costa Rica’s answer for world peace








1:05pm-1:40pm:          3 Short Films followed by Q&A via Skype


An Unfinished Love

2018, 5 min, World Premiere

Dir. Rami el Harayri

Nothing - not time, distance, or war - can keep Robert from pursuing the love of his life.






Facing Death with Wirecutter

2017, 20 min, NY Premiere

Dir. Sarwar Abdullah

The film is about a military engineering team of Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, working with

some very simple equipment like wire cutter and wire blade to protect civilian people from

bombs and mines that planted by Islamic state group.

This Is Not a Passport Photo

2017, 10 min, US Premiere

Dir. Stephanie Simpson

These Syrian families fled their homes with almost nothing. Now, a Canadian photographer is

helping them to create new family photos. Along the way, she'll learn that the project is about

so much more than the images.





LIFE― The Untold Story of the Fukushima Evacuation Zone

2017, 115 min, Feature Documentary, US Premiere

Dir. Chiaki Kasai

Q&A with the filmmaker in person

Since the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake. Fukushima is inflamous known worldwide for

the radioactive contamination as a result of the explosion at the Daiichi (No.1) Nuclear Power Plant.

However there is the untold story about u,hat happened to the people living in the area

after Tsunarni and Nuclear Disaster.

                                                                                                                              Dir. Chiaki Kasai



The World is My Country

2017, 89 min, Feature Documentary

Dir. Arthur Kanegis

Q&A with the filmmaker in person

The true story of the daring, controversial, decades-ahead-of-his-time World Citizen #1 Garry Davis.






In This Corner of the World

2016, 129 min, Animation, Drama/History

Dir. Sunao Katabuchi


A winner of 40th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Animation of the Year in 2017,

based on the award-winning manga depicts the life of ordinary people through the eyes of Suzu,

18 year-old girl in Hiroshima and Kure, Japan in the 1930's - 40's. 



Sun. March 24, 2019 (12:30-5:30pm)




How Can You Know ? Where To Go If You Do Not Know Where You Have Been

2017, 6 min, Anime Short

Dir. Mizuki Toriya

A grandmother recounts her experiences as a child in Kobe, Japan during World

War II to her granddaughter.




The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs

2017, 87 min, Feature Documentary

Dir. Helen Young

Q&A with the filmmaker in person

Nuclear disarmament activists challenge the security and legality of America's nuclear weapons

when they break into two top-secret facilities.










Snake Dance

2012, 77 min, Feature Documentary, US Premiere

Dir. Patrick Marnham, Manu Riche

Q&A with the filmmaker in person

From New Mexico to Congo and Japan, we explore the atomic legacy and the indelible stamp it

has left on the world by following the tracks of 2 characters who forged this story: German-born

Aby Warburg who studied the Pueblo Indians of Los Alamos, and Robert Oppenheimer who will

always be known as the inventor of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.






Special Program: Hibakusha Testimony - Hiroshima Survivor’s Talk and Q&A by Michimasa Hirata

Bio: Michimasa (Michi) Hirata








  Michi Hirata (Photo: Paule Saviano)


 *All films are shown in English or with English subtitles.

 *Time and lineup of the films are subject to change.

 *Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

           Registration for Tickets

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