Today marks the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan.
The 9th of August is a date that we can never forget. It stirs up images of utter devastation and intolerable human suffering on an unimaginable scale.
It was after reading “The Bells of Nagasaki” by atomic bomb survivor Dr. Takashi Nagai that we felt compelled to try and bring his story to the screen.
The result after more than 5 years, was ALL THAT REMAINS
As we remember Dr. Nagai and all the other victims of that fatal day in 1945, we thought it fitting to include this beautiful version of “Nagasaki No Kane” (The Bells of Nagasaki) by Opera singer Yumiko Okada, who performed a special and very moving rendition of the song for us, during our trip to Japan.
People say that Nagasaki is famous for persecution and devastation, for it has known much in it’s history. But Nagasaki is not the only place that has experienced both persecution and destruction The reason Nagasaki is famous, is because it is rebuilt, because it has always survived.Dr. Takashi Nagai
ALL THAT REMAINS is available on Amazon.