Seven rivers flow through the city of Hiroshima giving it the name City of Water. Scattered around this huge metropolitan city are monuments to those who perished from the detonation of a nuclear weapon by American forces on 6th August 1945. At these monuments, visitors give offerings of water to those who perished; those who begged for water to soothe their scorched mouths and those who threw themselves into the rivers to relieve their burning skin and drowned. For Hiroshi Hara, these are the ‘Rivers of Souls’. Places where he makes tribute to the dead by painting with ‘spirit water’ – water from the rivers he describes as being covered by a carpet of floating corpses. (V, W)

Monday 11/1 8:30 p.m. Pineview 8
Thursday 11/4 1:30 p.m. Pineview 6

2020, UK
Run time: 1:08
Director: Chris John Brooke
Producer: Chris John Brooke

Chris John Brooke
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