Please join us for a special screening of The Vow From Hiroshima, the moving story of Setsuko Thurlow, a 13-year-old girl living in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb was dropped on a civilian population in 1945. Ever since that day, Thurlow has dedicated her life to abolishing nuclear weapons.

The film screening will be held at Columbia University on Thursday, November 30, 2023, 5:15 – 7:00 pm. Q & A will follow the screening.

  • Venue: Columbia University: Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (enter campus on 115th and Broadway and enter Lerner Hall from its northeast corner)

The event is free of charge, but you must register at the link below by Sunday, November 26, in order to be able to enter the building (only Columbia University ID holders can enter otherwise).

Registration: Registration Link

The Vow From Hiroshima is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate survivor of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. She was 13 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second-generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi.

Setsuko was miraculously pulled out of a fiery building after the bomb was dropped. That experience shaped her life and she endeavored to keep a pledge she made to her friends – that no one should ever again experience the same horrible fate.

The film follows Setsuko through her decades of activism up to the current moment when she finally achieves her dream of a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.”