Sixty years after the event that took place on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, we encounter the last survivors of the first atomic bomb ever launched against mankind.
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Adapted from “Hiroshima, mémoire du future”, the photo-reportage by Gérard Rancinan and the journalistic enquiry by Virginie Luc and Caroline Gaudriault, the director takes a trip back in time, from the present to the past, back until the very moment when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It’s a trip that takes us into the faces, the gazes and the bodies that possess traces of the disaster. This journalistic and artistic work is less a commemoration than a look ahead into the future, driven by a desire to keep consciousness alert. Hiroshima marks a point of breakdown. For the first time, man’s genius made the idea of collective suicide possible. He’d at last conceived a “masterpiece” capable of destroying all of mankind. And there was light…