The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Sixty-two years ago, America dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 200,000 people.

The bombs ended the war. Americans celebrated victory.

In Japan, hundreds of thousands of survivors - many severely wounded, both physically and mentally - tried to rebuild their charred lives.

Six decades later, Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki talked to those survivors. And in his new documentary, "White Light/Black Rain," tells the stories of the horrors they experienced, and have lived with every day.

This hour, On Point: Steven Okazaki on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Steven Okazaki, Academy-award winning documentary filmmaker. His new film is "White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Richard Kohn, Professor of military history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This program aired on August 1, 2007.


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