DIRECTORBarnouw, Erik / Ronder, Paul
TITLEHiroshima-Nagasaki, August 1945: The Case of the A-bomb Footage
DISTRIBUTORThe Museum of Modern Art Circulating Film Library
RUNNING TIME30 minutes

This documentary film contains historic footage of the destruction from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The narration emphasizes scientific information, although there is footage of the human effects as well. Film professor and producer Erik Barnauw provides an introduction, relating the film's history and how he and Columbia University came to possess it. The introduction follows the film’s shooting by the Japanese camera crew through its confiscation by American military personnel and its eventual release. The introduction spans 14 minutes, while the historic footage itself has 16 minutes of narration with an eight minute blackout. Viewers should be cautioned that the film contains disturbing material.

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