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An intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb


to air on PBS Stations

& The World Channel Nationwide

May 26, 2024

on Sunday Memorial  Weekend

PLEASE Check your local

PBS listings

for other dates and times.

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Many have never heard the story about

what really happened under the 

“mushroom cloud”

Nuclear secrecy and historical silences

Understanding  the impact on people,

animals, lands, and water

Setsuko Thurlow’s commitment to human rights and helping humanity turn away from nuclear weapons is a crucial part of the story of the new global Treaty on the Prohibition of  Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). 

"A moving, intelligent and perceptive documentary that reveals both the horror of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the gallant efforts of two survivors."

Martin J. Sherwin

Co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, on which Christopher Nolan’s 2023 film, “Oppenheimer” was based 

The Vow from Hiroshima - Trailer

The Vow from Hiroshima - Trailer



The Vow From Hiroshima is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. She was 13 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped (in Hiroshima) in 1945. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second-generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi. 

The Vow From Hiroshima: Film, Advocacy, and Nuclear Disarmament

The Center for East Asian Studies and Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania



The ways to view The Vow From Hiroshima

*For academic or community group

  screenings worldwide:

The Vow from Hiroshima is distributed by Bullfrog Films. They specialize in Educational and Community Groups (especially environmental and peace and social justice issues).

The direct link to our page at Bullfrog↓

The direct link to our page at Bullfrog

*For an individual screening in North America:

The film is on a new streaming service called

The direct link to our page at OVID tv↓

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