"For years I didn't talk about the bomb, even to my sons, but then I realized, if I don't speak up now and I die, nobody will ever know." Florence was 13 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Forty years later, she gives her account of what she saw and felt that day — and how it has affected her life since.
SURVIVORS is the first English language film in which Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors speak for themselves about what they experienced on the day of the bombing and after. It is a remarkable tale of a group of twenty atomic bomb survivors who either returned to or emigrated to the United States where they continue to face a range of physical, psychological and social problems.
It is an eloquent documentary that serves a dual purpose: as an historical document of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors and their struggles, it is an important piece of journalism; as a depiction of the aftermath of nuclear war, it could hardly be more timely.
Produced by Steven Okazaki & Frances Politeo.
Originally presented by WGBH "World"
Major funding provided by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE (United Presbyterian Church, USA), HOSO-BUNKA FOUNDATION, INC., COLUMBIA FOUNDATION, HIROSHIMA COMMITTEE FOR THE "SURVIVORS" FILM PROJECT
1982 / Documentary / 58 Minutes