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Documentary Showing: “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard”
August 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A collection of surprisingly joyful drawings created by school children living among the ruins of Hiroshima in 1947 becomes the heart and soul of this true, inspiring story about an exchange of gifts between Americans and Japanese after a devastating war. This powerful documentary about reconciliation and the power of gift, introduces the children artists (now in their late 70s) who reflect on their early lives amidst the rubble of their destroyed city and the hope they shared through their art. In 2010, the newly restored drawings, buried for decades deep inside All Souls Church in Washington DC, are taken back to Japan where they are reunited with the artists and exhibited in the very building where they were created.
Admission is free but donations to NC Peace Action will be accepted. Cosponsored by NC Peace Action, Highland United Methodist Church Micah 6:8 Team, Lutheran Peace Fellowship, New Hope Presbytery Peace Making Committee, and the Peace Committee of the NC Council of Churches.