...I would recommend it to anyone with an educational
role or responsibility...
...the students were stunned by the video...
...thought provoking and at times
...an unusual resource...
...clearly represents the role
of media/politics to cover up the full evidence base...
...a very good balance of modern Japan, archive and
interview to keep one's interest...
...it is a powerful video for use with Key Stage
3 and 4 Citizenship...
...thank you for introducing it
"This is a very powerful film. It combines clearly authenticated
historical documentary with unsentimental, but very moving, personal
accounts of survivors. I learnt a great deal from this video: much of
it shocked, some of it made me very angry and most of it motivated me
to learn and do more with regard to being a citizen in a global world.
I would recommend it to anyone with an educational role or responsibility.
Even if it is not suitable for the students with whom you work (because
of age or subject limitations) I would recommend it for its own sake."
(Karenza Passmore, Director, North East Religious Learning Resources
"This thought provoking and at times shocking
video raises significant moral, ethical and political questions. It opens
debate in the responsibilities of governments and individuals regarding
the issue of censorship
the biggest moral issue is the US overnment
censorship of any film showing the human effects at the time, and even
in 1995 banning a Washington exhibit on the subject
.In the wider
context the video raises questions for the democratic state; its response
to pressure for war and the consideration of humanitarian issues that
has implications for us all."
(Angela Breen, Key Stage 3 Strategy Foundation Consultant)
"It is an unusual resource and clearly represents the role of
media/politics to cover up the full evidence base. The students
were stunned by the video itself
really interested in the case
itself and able to draw comparisons between these conflicts and other
more recent events e.g. Iraq War, Gulf War."
(Mrs C.Bennett, Assistant Principal, Honiton Community School teaching
AS General Studies)
"I showed it to a group of 16 year olds
as we have been discussing the concept of wars. I found the video really
interesting and the students enjoyed it very much. The video has a very
good balance of modern Japan, archive and enough interview to keep ones
interest. The length makes a very good educational tool."
(Jenny Morgan, Kikby Stephen Grammar School)
"The film includes the testimony of the survivors of the atomic
bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 who were children at the time and interviews
with American veterans. There are very few resources dealing with censorship
and it is a powerful video for use with Key Stage 3 and 4." (Heather
Swainston, Coordinator, Cheshire Development Education Centre)
"Your film is excellent. Thank you for introducing
it to us"
(Gillian Feest, Advisor PSHE and Citizenship, Devon Curriculum Services)
"It is so easy to describe what happened but it seems so bland.
This shows the human side of emotional events and shows that people
on both sides felt tremendous suffering. It is so rewarding to have
eyewitness accounts rather than relying on text. It helps to show the
human aspect of conflict."
(P.Wilcox, Head of History, All Hallows High School, Cheshire)
"I can see that enemies were ordinary people
"Did anybody deserve to suffer like that."
(students, GCSE Year 10, All Hallows High School, Cheshire)