The Reel 11004

La Bobine 11004

Short
International
SA Premiere

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Director(s):

Mirabelle Fréville

Country:

France

Year:

2019

Running Time:

19 min

Language(s):

French

The Reel 11004 is a shocking preview into the survival of the Hibakusha, a number of civilians affected by the Japanese atomic bomb attacks of 1954 by the U.S. Military. By displaying the various injuries and effects of atomic explosions in gruesome, haunting detail on film, the footage also highlights the suffering of the civilians who were silenced and censored for years after the devastating attack. Harrowing and disturbing, these archived film reels reveal the lifetime effects of war on a society who refuse to forget the impressions of conflict and historical past that has quite literally scarred them for life.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival