Film Screening and Q&A—"Houses for Peace" and "Helping Hands"

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Saturday March 14

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Join us for a screening of two documentaries produced by NHK World-Japan that focus on the little-known stories of goodwill in the aftermath of the atomic bomb, followed by a Q&A session with NHK directors.

Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe (2018)
Nearly 70 years ago, an American named Floyd Schmoe arrived in the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima on a mission of peace. Together with a diverse group of volunteers from the US and Japan, he built houses for atomic bomb survivors and their families. Finalist for the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards (Documentary Category)

Helping Hands: The Lives of Atomic Bomb Orphans (2019)
Thousands of orphaned children wandered the streets after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Some died of hunger and disease, but others were able to survive thanks to helping hands from the US and South Korea. A story of the goodwill that war could not destroy.

This program is presented in conjunction with Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb in partnership with NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the international service of Japan's public broadcaster, NHK.

Museum members and included with general admission for non-members. Please purchase admission at the front desk at the main building prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged using this online form as reserved guests will be given priority entry.