Thursday, May 5, 2011

Children of Armageddon

With the reality of a nuclear threat more and more present, especially because of recent US politics, Maki, the granddaughter of a Hiroshima bombing survivor, strives to keep the memory of the horror alive so that history is not repeated. She struggles, on a daily basis, with the stigma felt by the descendants of irradiated people.Evelyn, originally from the Marshall Islands and exiled in Honolulu, is the adopted daughter of a woman irradiated by a US thermonuclear bomb. Not only has she lost her home, she lives with the nightmare of genetic malformations and cancers at the forefront of her mind. Her goal is to obtain justice from the United States; that the suffering of her people be recognized. ; These young women also introduce us to the film's themes: the rewriting of history for the purposes of political opportunism, the reality of new nuclear arms, planetary contamination, the anti-missile shield program, and peace movements.