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(1983, Mori Masaki)
This animated wartime films tells the story of the bombing of Hiroshima from the perspective of a child named Gen. The film follows Gen through the apocalyptic aftermath of the bomb, bearing witness to the devastation but allowing for an eventual sense of hope.
Part of the “Aesthetics of the End: Cinema of Apocalypse in Japan” series, presented in connection with the Ackland’s Season of Japan. The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighting different aspects of the art of cinema and showcasing the aesthetic power of film. Art films, narrative films, and documentaries are chosen by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and Ackland staff, often in connection with particular courses, campus-wide initiatives, or exhibitions.
Students free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others.  Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.
DATE:  November 1, 2012
LOCATION:  Varsity Theatre, 123 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill
TIME: 7:00pm

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