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7/25/07: White Light/Black Rain

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – When the US dropped atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945, 210,000 people were vaporized. Of those who survived, some 200,000 are still living today. But they're stigmatized and known as Hibakusha: people exposed to the bomb. The Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki has created a powerful documentary. It's the story of the A-bomb - not from the perspective of politicians and historians - but in the words of the people who have lived more than 60 years with its consequences. White Light/Black Rain, Wednesday on RadioWest.

    On Thursday, July 26, the Salt Lake City Film Center will host a free screening of White Light/Black Rain at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City. The event begins at 7:00 p.m., and director Steven Okazaki will attend. For more information, call the Film Center at 801-746-7000 or visit them on-line

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