Day of the Western Sunrise
Keith REIMINK

Japan
2018
75
Colour
English
subtitles

On March 1st, 1954, the United States detonated a nuclear bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Not far away, twenty-three fishermen aboard the Japanese tuna trawler, Lucky Dragon No. 5, immediately began experiencing symptoms of radiation sickness: an event that changed and shaped Japanese society in many different ways. In this (partly) animated documentary, three of the surviving fishermen tell their incredible story.

Op 1 maart 1954, een dag die de Japanse samenleving op vele manieren heeft gevormd en veranderd, lieten de Verenigde Staten een atoombom ontploffen op Bikini Atoll (Marshalleilanden). Niet ver daar vandaan begon de bemanning van het Japanse vissersschip Lucky Dragon No. 5 al vrij snel de gevolgen te merken van de straling waar ze aan blootgesteld werden. In deze deels geanimeerde documentaire vertellen drie van de nog levende vissers hun ongelofelijke verhaal.

Day of the Western Sunrise Documentary Trailer from DALIBORKAfilms on Vimeo.

 

Director’s bio & selected filmography

Keith REIMINK is an American film director. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His first documentary was the award-winning No Horizon Anymore (2012), that screened at film festivals in Germany, New Zealand, Alaska and Hollywood, and picked up numerous awards. In 2013, he started Daliborka Films LLC, a Pittsburgh based documentary film company focused on films with a purpose.

 

2012 – No Horizon Anymore