While I have met Setsuko Thurlow a number of times, this film showed Setsuko’s life that I did not know and gave me the opportunity to understand where her heart striking messages derived from. The film reminded us that the issue of nuclear weapons, what have happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is not just in the past, but it is for our future to sustain living on this planet. 

After seeing this film, I thought that the film has given us an opportunity to ask ourselves.

“ What kind of future do we want? What kind of life are we going to choose to live?”  The film gave us the opportunity to ask the questions.

I encourage all the youth to watch this film.

Tomihisa Taue

The Mayor of Nagasaki