Sixty years after the event that took place on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, we encounter the last survivors of the first atomic bomb ever launched against mankind.
Adapted from “Hiroshima, mémoire du future”, the photo-reportage by Gérard Rancinan and the journalistic enquiry by Virginie Luc and Caroline Gaudriault, the director takes a trip back in time, from the present to the past, back until the very moment when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It’s a trip that takes us into the faces, the gazes and the bodies that possess traces of the disaster. This journalistic and artistic work is less a commemoration than a look ahead into the future, driven by a desire to keep consciousness alert. Hiroshima marks a point of breakdown. For the first time, man’s genius made the idea of collective suicide possible. He’d at last conceived a “masterpiece” capable of destroying all of mankind. And there was light…