Cinema / Events / Urban

One Hot Day

Continuing his work on time and memory in urban environments, Professor Alan Marcus (Film and Visual Culture) has recently completed a new observational film on Hiroshima, 70 years after the dropping of the atomic bomb. The film explores how different groups, from tourists to school children, respond to the epicentre of the site (the first ‘ground zero’ of the nuclear age) and its relationship to the modern city which surrounds it. The film’s investigation of nuclear memory takes on additional resonance as the consequences of the¬†accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011 continue to play themselves out. There will be a first showing of One Hot Day on Thursday 24th September at 7.30pm in the Gallery of the Sir Duncan Rice Library, after which Professor Marcus will be answering questions about his film. The film showings continue throughout the exhibition period until 7thOctober. For details on how to reserve a place at the first showing and Q&A event, go here.

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