Directed by J.R. Heffelfinger. Executive Producer Dr. Akiko Mikamo, Producer Nini Le Huynh.
2020. United States. 50 minutes. (English/Japanese with subtitles)
Country/region featured: Hiroshima, Japan & New York
Q&A chat session with J.R. Heffelfinger and Dr. Akiko Mikamo.
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 5:00p EST
Akiko Mikamo is a child of Hiroshima, living in the US as a doctor and educator. She sends the young generation a message of human resiliency and forgiveness for world peace and harmony from the true story of her father Shinji's, who miraculously survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing as a teen at 3/4 of a mile from the epicenter. In his agonizing journey of recovery and rebuilding of life, he never hated Americans and raised Akiko to become a bridge across cultures and differences. This inspirational story shows our worst enemies from yesterday could become best friends tomorrow.
Based on “8:15 - A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima” by Dr. Akiko Mikamo
Distributed by 815 Documentary, LLC.
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