White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

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"White Light/Black Rain" offers a visceral, topical and moving portrait of the human cost of atomic warfare.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Steven Okazaki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2007
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Critic Reviews for White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

No warning can really prepare you for these images of ashen corpses, maimed survivors and apocalyptic destruction, but in an age of renewed nuclear tension, there can be no question as to their relevance.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Salon.com
Top Critic

Film's sobering impact lets the images and witnesses' words speak for themselves.

Full Review… | January 31, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

A stirring and heart-wrenching statement of the horrible powers that mankind holds in its fist.

January 31, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Intelligent, often poignant, and valuable for offering an oral history by those who witnessed one of the most traumatic events of the 20th century.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
Film Threat

To say that watching this footage is harrowing would be an understatement -- and to call watching it "painful" would be a serious insult to the survivors.

Full Review… | October 6, 2007
Bullz-Eye.com

[A] simple, apolitical reminder -- an act of passionate but clearheaded pleading -- that we must never forget the horrors of Japan in the summer of 1945.

Full Review… | August 6, 2007
Flick Filosopher

Audience Reviews for White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Click on the title and read the reviews. EVERYONE could gain from seeing this movie. In 1945 we were happy the bombs had ended the war. In 1947 we began to hear the horrible details. This is a detailed and fair account of the bombing of two citites in Japan. I don't give it five stars because it's wonderful; I give it five stars because it's that important.

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Glen Shrope

Quite a riveting documentary. It was brave that the survivors came out and shared their experiences and tales to the public. Let's all hope this will never happened again. This documentary, again, was riveting, emotional, and at times, raw.

one of the most moving and horrifying documentaries i've ever seen... people really need to see this.

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Elyse Addy

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