ORUCC– Movie Group, Thursday, April 20

Correction: Movie Group is Happening Thursday Night……Disregard the Last Email that said it was cancelled…..that was last month…..Happy Wednesday–Julie
Movie Group
Thursday, April 20, 7:00 pm

Movie Group April 20th, 7 p.m. Oakwood Village
Hello Movie Fans,
Movie Group returns to Oakwood Village on April 20 at 7:00 with the 2014 documentary “Message from Hiroshima” from Japanese film director Masaake Tanabe. As usual, we will see the film in the theater and adjourn to the Sun Room for discussion.
This film recounts in vivid detail the life and culture of Hiroshima before its destruction on the morning of August 6, 1945. Tanabe does this with documentary footage from that fateful day, computer generated images of the residential and commercial neighborhoods of Hiroshima prior to its destruction and, most powerfully, interviews with the survivors (hibakusha) of that tragedy.
The film asks us to consider the meaning of grief, remembrance and how we memorialize or deny tragic events, whether personal or historical in nature. 
The film does not engage with the complex geo-political reasons for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima but it does engage with the equally complex moral questions about consequence and responsibility.
With questions or comments call Steve Sheets, Baxter Richardson or Doug Loving.