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 Santa Barbara City College Fé Bland Forum on Friday, February 10, 2023, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Q & A with Director, Susan Strickler, and Producer, Mitchie Takeuchi, will follow the screening. Parking will be free on the SBCC campus.
“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.”
To get tickets ($10 per person / free with student ID), please visit our Eventbrite page HERE.