Thursday, November 11, 2010

Love& Peace 2010 ~Revenge to Forgiveness~

New York Peace Film Festival presents
Love& Peace 2010
~Revenge to Forgiveness~
Saturday, November 13 · 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Door opens at 2:15pm
Poetry reading & Hiroshima Survivor's Story
Poems by Sadako Kurihara, Sumako Fukuda, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, etc.
Poems Read by
Ikuma Isaac, Geneva Carr, Tzena Nicole, Scott Sowers,
Kaori Eda, Keiko Tsuyama, Asuka Morinaga, Donna Tsufura, Yumi Tanaka

Special Guest Speaker:
Takashi Thomas Tanemori, Hiroshima Survivor
The Producers Club / Royal Theater
358 West 44th Street, 2nd FL, New York, NY
Admission: $12 (cash only)
* A portion of proceeds goes to "Hiroshima Nagasaki Download" committee
Takashi Tanemori: was 8 at the time of atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
He was at the school compound - 1.2 km away from the hypocenter, however
he was eventually found by his father without any serious injuries. Having lost his father,
his mother, two of his sisters and his grandmother from the atomic bomb,
he eventually worked his way to immigrate to the United States at the age of 17
- only to find more hardships - working in a labor camp, getting stuck in mental hospital for months,
losing his eye sights from radiation, getting fired as a preacher from the church...
Now he has published several books and speak publicly about his transformation from vengeance to forgiveness.

Followed by Happy Hour (5-6pm)

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