PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Original Child Bomb – Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Film Director & Student Anti-Nuclear Activists

March 10, 2006
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Friday, March 10
10 am – 12 pm

All seats for this program have been filled.  Reservations are no longer being accepted.

High school students are invited to a special screening of the film Original Child Bomb, followed by a panel discussion with director Carey Schonegevel McKenzie and two student anti-nuclear activists from SANITY (Students Against Nuclear Insanity for Tomorrow’s Youth). Moderated by Japan Society Senior Film Curator Linda Hoaglund and co-organized with the Film Program. Students are invited to share and discuss their views on whether there are conditions that legitimate dropping a nuclear bomb. A special opportunity for those who study WWII, Japanese history and crimes against humanity.

Original Child Bomb, inspired by the Thomas Merton (1915-1968) poem of the same title, combines declassified footage, photographs, drawings and animation to re-imagine the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the perspective of the victims. Ordinary people (teens) are the focus, not experts. It privileges future generations, sharing the point of view of children and teens on the nuclear past and its terrifying present. It is a wake-up call, a summons to consciousness, an invitation to action.

2004, 57 min., DV, color. Directed by Carey Schonegevel.

Free admission. Open to high school groups only. For school group reservations or more information, call Education Programs at (212) 715-1203.

Education Programs are made possible with generous funding from the Freeman Foundation.

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Original Child Bomb screenings for the general public

Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture
Thursday, March 2 at 6 pm
304 Barnard Hall , Barnard College
Free admission. Call (212) 854-5036 or visit


TheThursday, March 9 at 6 pm and Sunday, March 12 at 4 pm
As a part of the series Documentary Fortnight Expanded
Japan Society members receive $5 off admission to Original Child Bomb at MoMA’s Film and Media Desk. Must present member ID for ticket purchases. Tickets for Japan Society members will be available to purchase only on day of screening. Discount on museum admission also applies on day of screening.

Tickets $10. Call (212) 708-9480 or visit

  • Friday, March 10, 2006
  • 10:00 am