Day of the Western Sunrise

 


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In June 1955, the Japanese tuna trawler Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon No. 5) accidentally encountered an early hydrogen bomb test conducted by the U.S. Day of the Western Sunrise is a beautifully animated documentary that follows three survivors of this encounter. Their story is a reminder that people have the ability to make decisions for both good and ill, and those decisions can affect generations.


Country of Origin: United States

Language: Japanese & English

Director: Keith Reimink

Illustration: Josh Lopata

Animation: Justin Nixon

Subtitles: yes

Run Time: 1hr 15

Japanese Production: Akiko Ogawa, Takako Kasuya

Translation: Kanako Mhatre

Music: Troy Reimink