NVMC announces a showing of The Lost Generation and talk by Melinda Clarke, Saturday, August 4,

August 1st, 2018

A talk with Melinda Clarke adn Deidre Teagarden about an important talk Saturda August 4th.The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (NVMC) announces a showing of the
documentary Lost Generation and talk by author Melinda Clarke on
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:30p.m. in honor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Remembrance Days .  The event will take place at the Oceanview Maui Adult
Day Care Center on the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center campus in Kahului.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required
due to space limitation. The movie includes some graphic war-time footage
viewer discretion is advised. Please call 244-6862 for reservations and
more information or email deidre@nvmc.org.

Lost Generation contains footage taken by the U.S. Occupation Forces
after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The enactment of the
Freedom of Information Act in 1976 allowed for the movie footage and
photographs to become available for purchase and in 1980 Messrs. Tsutomu
Iwakura and Kazumitsu Aihara formed the 10 Feet Movement. With the help
of NHK and a civil campaign of citizens from all over Japan sending in
3,000YEN per person, the men purchased 100,000 feet of footage and photos
that were later used in three different movies. Ms. Clarke was gifted
those films while she was conducting interviews of A-bomb survivors in
Japan in the early 1980s.

Melinda Clarke is an accidental activist who began marching to her own
tune after the Three Mile Island incident in 1979. Having lived in Japan
in 1964, she had a calling to move back in the 1980s and began recording
the Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors stories. Her worldview shifted and
it wasnt long before she became a passionate advocate for peace. Ms.
Clarke inspires others to live a life of peace and purpose and recently
walked the Shikoku Pilgrimage (900 miles). Her talk Journey Toward Peace
will touch upon her A-bomb survivor interviews and what we as everyday
citizens can do to promote peace and end war.

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