Documentary: Pictures From a Hiroshima Schoolyard
Date(s) - 04/04/2017
Please join the Alliance on Tuesday night to see the documentary, Pictures From a Hiroshima Schoolyard
All are welcome for a potluck dinner beginning at 6:30. The program will start at 7:30
About the Documentary
In 1995, members of All Souls Unitarian church in Washington, D.C., discovered a long-forgotten box with dozens of colorful drawings from elementary schoolchildren in Hiroshima, made just two years after their city and their school, just 1100 feet from ground zero, had been destroyed. These surprisingly hopeful drawings were made and sent to the church fifty years earlier to thank the church for much-needed school supplies sent as part of the church’s post-war humanitarian efforts.
Church members then restored the drawings, and embarked on an emotional journey to Japan, to exhibit the artwork and reunite the surviving artists with the drawings they created as children — completing the circle of a compassionate exchange that followed a bitter and devastating world war.
After the film, Alice Rennie will talk about the emotional impact of visiting the Hiroshima peace park and museum on her trip to Japan last year.