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SF: “Atomic Mom” documentary showing

08 Mar

“Atomic Mom,” a feature length documentary by M.T. Silvia, will screen at noon at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. in S.F., as part of the “Thursday @ Noon” film series. The filmmaker’s mother, Pauline Silvia, undergoes a crisis of conscience while serving “as the only female scientist present during atomic detonations in the Nevada desert.” Pauline Silva finally reveals grim secrets of working in the U.S. atomic testing program. In an attempt to reconcile with her own mother’s past, her daughter, M.T. Silvia meets Emiko Okada, a Hiroshima survivor trying to reconcile her own history in Japan. “Atomic Mom” aims to inspire dialogue about “human rights, personal responsibility, and the possibility – and hope – of peace.” Info: www.atomicmom.org, e-mail mtsilvia@atomicmom.org or call (510) 541-0413. There is no charge.

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March 8, 2012


San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin
SF, CA United States
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(510) 541-0413