Screening Tour featuring THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA

Bullfrog Communities

We invite you to participate in a screening tour this spring and summer, featuring the film The Vow from Hiroshima. Booking dates are available through the end of August, which will coincide with commemorations of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, and the UN meetings about the Non-Proliferation Treaty that month.

The film Director Susan Strickler and second generation survivor Mitchie Takeuchi will be available for in-person and virtual screening appearances, schedules permitting.

We're excited to work with you to bring this screening tour to your community. Please get in touch to partner with us to create an impactful, timely event with The Vow from Hiroshima film and the filmmakers!

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The Vow from Hiroshima is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, an 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and a passionate campaigner for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Her moving personal story and history of activism is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi.


Since Russia’s war on Ukraine began, we have heard Russian president Vladimir Putin make veiled threats of using nuclear weapons. In this time of international danger, it is evident to those with the courage to face the truth that humanity must banish nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. Those who have felt the multi-generational impact of nuclear weapons can be proud of Setsuko and inspired by her mission to bring this human understanding forward.


"Setsuko in speaking out as a survivor, brings to the world stage a discussion about individual moral choice and the human rights issues of nuclear arms. Most importantly, she wants to focus not on the devastation or survivor guilt but on the strength of survivors. And the endurance and patience required to do the hard and lonely work of working for peace. In this film you understand why Dr. Thurlow has been recognized globally for her lifelong activism and why she was chosen to accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Coalition to Abolish nuclear weapons."
Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi, President
Greater Toronto Chapter, National Association of Japanese Canadians

"This is the film I would highly recommend for our younger generations to see. Actually this is a film I would like everyone in the world to see."
Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima

"Narrated through the experiences of two resilient hibakusha women, The Vow from Hiroshima is a well-researched, poignant and thoughtful work on the humanitarian approach to nuclear weapons. It is a fascinating story of how geopolitics and civil society intersects to influence policy, and how change is possible despite all odds."
Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University



THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA can be used as a tool to educate, and is available for screenings, both in person and through our virtual screening platform, Bullfrog Communities Streaming.  See Bullfrog Communities for a complete list of our titles. If you have questions, contact me at [email protected].

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