Prophecy

Japan, 1983

Film
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An anti-nuclear film with footage from recently declassified films and photographs from the US Archives graphically showing Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb explosions. Also includes scenes of the 1953 testing of a hydrogen bomb in Nevada. Focuses on the wounds, scars, radiation sickness, and suffering. Questions the American build-up of nuclear arms.

Credits

director
producer

Kyushiro Kusakabe

production company

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Publishing Committee Film Department

Duration

00:43:07:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33458

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Atomic bomb - Blast effect

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Atomic bomb victims

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Hiroshima (Japan) - Bombardment, 1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Hydrogen bomb

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nagasaki-Shi (Japan) - Bombardment, 1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear warfare - Social aspects

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear weapons

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear weapons - Testing

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → United States - Military policy

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → War - Environmental aspects

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Japan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nuclear warfare - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Military policy

History → Atomic bomb victims

History → Hiroshima (Japan) - Bombardment, 1945

History → History

History → Japan - History - 1945-

History → Nagasaki-Shi (Japan) - Bombardment, 1945

History → United States - History - 1945-

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radiation

Short films

Short films → Short films - Japan

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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