The Body at the Center: The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Author(s): Abé Markus Nornes

Nornes Hibakusha Cinema


Nornes spawns an interesting proposition when he states that Japanese directors--focusing on the victim's suffering--sentimentalize the nuclear issue and divert the audience from a true understanding of the atrocity. He concludes that a cold, scientific approach is essential in unveiling the terrifying violence of the bombings and cites The Effect of The Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a documentary that chillingly assumes the point of view of the bomb.

Publication Information:

Name of Periodical: Hibakusha Cinema: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the nuclear image in Japanese film

Year of Publication: 1996