UN Office of Disarmament Affairs - Strengthening peace and security through disarmament

Ground Zero

Documents of Hiroshima

As an 8-year old boy, Director Masaaki Tanabe was evacuated to the suburbs of Hiroshima and survived the atomic bomb. His father, mother and younger brother all perished on that day in 1945. Based on his and other memories of atomic bomb survivors, Mr. Tanabe has re-created a graphical 3D of Hiroshima before it was destroyed. His film, Ground Zero: Documents of Hiroshima, is a unique glimpse of the city that disappeared the day the bomb was dropped.

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