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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A rare screening of Shohei Imamura's BLACK RAIN (Japan, 1989)

Jane Mills of the School of the Arts & Media, 
University of New South Wales, has sent out the following invitation to a rare screening Shohei Imamura's Black Rain (1989)

Shohei Imamura
Shohei Imamura's 1989 film Kuroi Ame/Black Rain is an extraordinarily powerful film reminding us of the horrors of nuclear war and the suffering it inflicts on ordinary people. Black Rain follows the life of a family during and after the Hiroshima bombing, one of the worst atrocities of any war in history. The film's impact and relevance is felt just as much today as it would have been felt in the 1940s and '50s as more money is spent on weapons of war and destruction today than at any other time in human history. Students and staff around the world are coming together to support campaigns such as the Books Not Bombs campaign, and the 2017 Nobel prize-winning organisation, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), to pressure universities and governments to invest in education and health, not military and weapons manufacturers.
Black Rain

To commemorate the anniversary of the 1945 Allied nuclear bombings of Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (8 August), SSSN invites you see Imamura’s compelling film and to consider the role cinema can, or could, play in argument and activism for human rights and world peace. 

Introduced by student activist, James Morched (Books Not Bombs) and 
Associate Professor in Film Studies, Jane Mills (ICAN).

Wednesday 8th August, 5:15 for a 5:30pm start

Room 327
Robert Webster Building, 
University of New South Wales

For the building's whereabouts see this map 

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