Peace and Disarmament
Soka Gakkai Youth in Hiroshima Host Lecture on a Nuclear-Free World
On August 8, 2007, Soka Gakkai youth of Hiroshima held the 122nd in a series of "Lectures on Hiroshima" at the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Ikeda Peace Hall. The event's featured speaker was Yuki Nakamura, director and coproducer of No More Hiroshima, No More Nagasaki, a documentary featuring nuclear holocaust survivors who share powerful, grim accounts, representative of hundreds of thousands of atomic bomb victims. The film won the 2007 National Film Board Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the DOXA: Documentary Film + Video Festival held in Vancouver, Canada, in May 2007. In her lecture, Ms. Nakamura stressed that the voices of the hibakusha, or atomic bomb victims, and the horror of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki should never fade with time. She emphasized that it is vital to keep alive the tragedy of the bombings and their human toll by sharing firsthand accounts with others, then passing along the hibakushas' stories to future generations. She also called on the participants to do their part toward creating a nuclear-free world.
Yuki Nakamura was born in Tokyo and moved to Canada in 1989 to study at York University's Faculty of Fine Arts. After graduating, she has worked as a freelance reporter, anchor, and associate producer for various TV programs. No More Hiroshima, No More Nagasaki, which she coproduced with Timothy Richards, is her first documentary.
[Adapted from an article in the August 9, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]