As part of Peace Action of Staten Island, a screening of the historic anime film Barefoot Gen, which shares an eyewitness account of the bombing of Hiroshima through the eyes of a young boy, will be held.
Friday, August 5 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
ETG Book Cafe – 208 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Admission – Free
A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a young boy’s life and the lives of Japanese people. which shares an eyewitness account of the bombing of Hiroshima through the eyes of a young boy.
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by artist Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen is an animated drama about a family’s struggle to survive in Japan during the waning days of World War II. The hardships they suffer are put into perspective by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by Allied forces. The family’s six-year-old son, Gen, who has lived with the reality of the war nearly his entire life, provides the center of this animated drama.
(Please be advised that due to graphic and disturbing content, this film is not recommended for young children)
This event will be followed by a cultural discussion on Sunday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island – which will include live music and refreshments. Join in the discussion on the different ways the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is taught, using works of anime and comics and how it has been influenced by the tragedy of the bombings.