"Exposure to Radiation: Post X Years" Film Screening
The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will go into effect on January 22, 2021. The United States and Japan have not signed the treaty.
Professor Hiromi Mizuno has compiled materials and information about the films, nuclear weapons testing, and the United Nations Treaty.
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The United States conducted more than hundred nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific. The largest was the Castle Bravo of 1954 at the Bikini Atoll. The irradiation of Japanese fishing boat, the Daigo Fukuryu-maru, led to a powerful anti-nuclear weapons movement in Japan and in the world as well as the birth of Godzilla. But we did not know the whole story of nuclear fallout until documentary film Post-X Years came out. Almost a thousand fishing and cargo ships were also irradiated at the time, but their stories were silenced, suppressed, and erased. Based on research over ten years, Post-X Years reveals the true costs and unresolved sufferings of "nuclear deterrence." Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not the only victims of nuclear weapons development.
Thanks to the generosity of the fimmaker, Hideaki Itoh, and together with our colleage, professor Hiromi Mizuno (UMN, History), CHGS is pleased to present Exposure to Radiation: Post-X Years (2012) and Post-X Years 2 (2015) now through December 15, 2020. View Below!!!