Film Screening: Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard

08/05/2015 7:30 pm

About The Film

A collection of surprisingly joyful drawings created by school children living among the ruins of Hiroshima in 1947 becomes the heart and soul of this true, inspiring story about an exchange of gifts between Americans and Japanese after a devastating war.

This powerful documentary about reconciliation and the power of gift, introduces the children artists (now in their late 70s) who reflect on their early lives amidst the rubble of their destroyed city and the hope they shared through their art. In 2010, the newly restored drawings, buried for decades deep inside All Souls Church in Washington DC, are taken back to Japan where they are reunited with the artists and exhibited in the very building where they were created.

International Peace & Humanity Day 2015

Presented by SD-WISH (San Diego–Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity) In collaboration with: Unified Port of San Diego, City of Coronado, & Japanese Friendship Garden
Quick Details

Part I:
Wednesday, August 5th 2015 — 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Yokohama Friendship Bell on Shelter Island
1402 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106
Part II:
Friday, August 7th 2015 — 6:00pm – 8:45pm
Coronado City Council Chambers / Community Pool
1825 Strand Way Coronado, CA 92118

Special Film Screening Event:
“Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard”
Weds, Aug 5th — 7:30pm (Learn More)

• Free (Please RSVP)
• All ages welcome
• Hiroshima & Nagasaki history
• Arts, crafts, music & entertainment
• Food and refreshments
• Raffle giveaways

Event Location: 
Town & Country Resort & Convention Center (Regency Ball Room) 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108