Beyond Time Space - Stepping Toward A Nuclear-Free Future

時 空 間 を 超 え て

Overview

 

This peace events bundle consists of three different parts and each part takes place in a different dates and locations, starting Aug 1st and completing Aug 8th (US EST). Under the current restrictions of COVID-19, part 2 and 3 will be performed real and will be live streaming online. Part 1 is an outdoor event which will be conducted under the strict practice of keeping social distance and wearing masks.

 

Event Part 1: ​​Drive-in Peace Theater

The screening of the anti-nuclear films at a pop-up Drive-in Theater for two consective days is Part 1.  All these films including some Anime are produced on the theme of “anti-war” or “anti-nuclear energies.”  All the foreign films will be played with English subtitles. Thus anyone who understands English will be able to view and experience the crises in a different time and place, and learn how those people found the way to come back.  Short opening films could be added to the main feature.

If the condition allows, there will be some food vending services such as ice cream, pop corn, beers and hot dogs, provided by local businesses.

 

Event Part 2: Hybrid Conferencing “NY Peace Conference 2020”

This Live & Online conference will be hosted through a cloud-based software platform such as Zoom.  We will invite local peace activists, politician, physics professor as guest speakers for the round table, and will discuss this particularly critical issue - Abolition of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power Plants. This online peace conference would make it possible for anyone from any place in the world to to join the discussion.  Radio Kingston will film the discussion and live stream it on YouTube video.  Since we expect 50 to 100 people joining the conference, a tech support team will be required.

 

Event Part 3: Day for the Prayer 1 and 2

The Live & Online prayers will take place in Academy Green Park in midtown Kingston, which will be live streamed through Zoom and YouTube video by Radio Kingston, and will be synchronized with the memorial ceremonies by TV Hiroshima and TV Nagasaki.

The Day for Prayer 1 - The 75th Memorial for Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

The Day for Prayer 2 - The 75th Memorial for Nagasaki Atomic Bombing

Event Timetable 

Drive-in Peace Theater on Aug 1st and 2nd

Sat. Aug 1st at 8 PM Screening the first and the second episodes

Sun. Aug 2nd at 8 PM Screening the third and the fourth episodes 

     The location for the theater and the details TBA

 

Kingston Peace Conference 2020 online, Aug 4th

Tue. Aug 4th, 7:00-8:30 PM US EST and Canada / Wed. Aug 5th 8:00-9:30 AM Japan Time

     The location for the roundtable and the program details TBA

     Online meeting and live streaming, tentatively supported by Radio Kingston and TV      

     Hiroshima (TBD)

The 75th Memorial for Hiroshima Atomic Bombing on Aug 5th

Wed. Aug. 5th 7:15 PM US EST (4:15 PM PT) / Thu. 8/6 8:15 AM Japan Time

Live & Online Prayer for the victims of the Atomic Bombing, Aug 6th, 1945

    The actual program starts at 6:45 PM

    The prayer will be live streamed and sychronized with the prayers in Hiroshima, supported       by Radio Kingston and TV Hiroshima (confirmed)

The 75th Memorial for Nagasaki Atomic Bombing on Aug 8th

Sat. Aug. 8th 10:02pm US EST (7:02 PM PT) / Sun. Aug. 9th 11:02 AM Japan Time

Online prayer for the victims of the Atomic Bombing, Aug 9th, 1945

     The actual program starts at 9:45 PM

     The prayer will be live streamed and sychronized with the prayers in Hiroshima, supported

     by Radio Kingston and TV Nagasaki (TBD)

Objectives

 

Objective 1: Raise Awareness of Radiation Effects

The first objective is raising awareness of the extreme danger of radiation effects caused by nuclear bombings and meltdowns of the nuclear power plants.  After participating this event bundle, a larger number of people will be convinced that the abolition of nuclear weapons and power is urgently necessary.  We will start taking steps toward a nuclear-free future and ending the nuclear age.  NO NUKE or NO PEACE.

 

Objective 2: Provide the Community People with Outdoor Events

The second objective is providing the community people with some opportunities to get out from their homes to watch Japanese movies at a Drive-in Theater.  This old fashioned entertainment could bring everyone some excitement, fresh air and revitalization.

Although it is all up to the municipality, when the plans are permitted, everyone will enjoy ice cream, pop corn, beers and some food provided by the local vendors. 

Objective 3: Cultivate Hopes for Future

It is a great opportunity for everyone to learn about other crises and the ways people made their comeback.  Everyone will be convinced after the entire event that the Covit-19 pandemic will end, and hopes will be rising right behind the disaster.

 

Ultimate Goals

 

August 4th will be officially designated worldwide as the day of The World Peace Conference, and it will be held online annually - Aiming for the complete abolition of wars and nuclear power driven weapons, energies, all other equipment and devices by the year of 2045, which is the Centennial Memorial of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bombings.

 

The day of The World Peace Conference 2045 will be the beginning of the epoch where all the humans are equal, free and happy.  There shall not be any conflicts caused by the differences of race, religion, politics, gender, income, age, education, physical appearance, thoughts, work, disability, talent, sickness or past.

Possible Feature Film

The Horses of Fukushima 祭りの馬

No one would have imagined the absurd fate awaiting Mirror's Quest and his fellow horses of Fukushima. Almost dying in the tsunami; exposed to radiation inside the 20-km zone of the nuclear meltdown; left for weeks without fodder; shut away in stables for months because of governmental red tape. The horses are kept alive because of the role they must play in the grand annual horse festival with a 1,000-year history, but they've become a headache for the authorities.

Initial release: November 2013 (Tripoli)

Director: Yojyu Matsubayashi

Cinematography: Yojyu Matsubayashi

Editor: Yojyu Matsubayashi

Producers: Yoshiko Hashimoto, Shigeki Kinoshita

2013 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 14m

 

 

In This Corner of the World この世界の片隅に

The film is set in the 1930s–1940s in Hiroshima and Kure in Japan, roughly 10 years before and after the atomic bomb, but mainly in 1944–45. In the film, nature and traditional culture in Japan are clearly described and contrasted with the cruel and irredeemable scenes brought by the war. Though it is a fictional account, the official guidebook of the film claims that the episodes and background of the story are based on facts and real incidents researched by the production staff. In the film, the lost townscape of pre-war Hiroshima, damaged by the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, is revived in the scenes, following old photos, documents, and the memories of living people.

Director: Sunao Katabuchi

The original manga: Fumiyo Kōno

Character design: Hidenori Matsubara

Producer: MAPPA

2016 ‧ War/Animation ‧ 2h 9m

 

 

Tomorrow 明日

On 9 August 1945, the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This film describes the daily life of people the day before that fateful event, their feelings of joy and sadness.  For them tomorrow would never come.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki

Writers: Masako Inoue (screenplay), Mitsuharu Inoue (story)

Stars: Kaori Momoi, Kaho Minami, Nobuko Sendô

1988 ‧ Drama/War ‧ 1h 45m

Voices from Chernobyl チェルノブイリの声

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster is a book about the Chernobyl disaster by the Belarusian Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich. At the time of the disaster, Alexievich was a journalist living in Minsk, the capital of what was then the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Director: Pol Cruchten

Writers: Svetlana Alexievich (based on the novel: "Voices from Chernobyl" by, 1997), Pol Cruchten (screenplay)

Stars: Dinara Drukarova, Camille Saltet de Sablet d'Estières, Marc Citti

2016 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 2m

The Atomic Cafe アトミック カフェ

Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty |Pierce Rafferty

Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy

1982 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 26m

 

The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project ある時その瞬間

Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty |Pierce Rafferty

Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy

1982 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 26m

 

The feeling of Schoenau, Das Schönauer Gefühl シェーナウの想い

After Chernobyl's disaster, the people who live in the small town "Schoenau", south of the Black Forest, wanted to stop using nuclear energy. However, their local electric company didn't care about the citizen's desires. The citizens created a signature-collecting campaign to hold a referendum. They stopped using nuclear power and established a 100% renewable energy electric company.

Directors: Frank Dietsche, Werner Kiefer

Writers: Frank Dietsche, Werner Kiefer

Stars: Tom Vogt, Carl Amery, Rainer Brechtken

2008 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h

Issues

 

• The biggest issue is the time. It is a super rush project. The immediate action is required to

look for the immediate funding and recruiting for the project team members.

 

• Copyright and legal permits from the distributors will be the next issue. We need to start reaching out to them officially as soon as we can.

 

• The technical and cost issue of hosting a large crowd on the video conferencing will arise.

 

 

 

 

Supporting Friends (as of 6/22/20)

 

US

Fukiko Ostensen/ Project Manager, Peace activist, Japanese-English translator, Reiki healer

Sakura Kojima/Japan-America marketing specialist, Peace activist

Chiaki Hara Schulman/Photographer, Videographer, Peace activist

Toshikazu Kenjitsu Nakagaki/ Buddhist Monk, Founder of Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of NY, Peace activist

Buaran Folk/ Chef, Farmer

Ted Folke/ Film professor works for FIT, Former documentary film maker worked for UN

James Martin/Painter, Sculptor

Pascal Burghart/ Director, Graphic Designer, Environmentalist

Petra Gehrung/ French, German and English translator, Economist, Environmentalist

Davy/ Native American, Carpenter, Peace activist

Nancy Graham/ Actress, Editor, Peace activist

Raymond Lowengard/Illustrator, Anime character designer, Music composer, Peace activist

Stuart Paton/ Tiako Drummer, maker and instructor, Burlington Taiko, Peace activist

Momo Suzuki and Kevin Mooney Suzuki/ Dancer, instructor and director of Minbuza Japanese Folk Dance Institue of NY, Peace activist

Livia and Bill Vanaver/ Dancer, Musician, Directors of The Vanaver Caravan Dance Company, Peace activist

 

JAPAN

Chisato Okada/Art director, Principal of Incrocce

Kazuko Sato/ Chef, Yoga instructor, Japanese-English translator

Tomonobu Matsumoto/ Farmer, Musician specializing in American Country music

Atsuhiro Meno/ Guide Interpreter, Former government official, Ministry of Agriculture - Forestry and Fisheries Japan

Kentaro Hiratsuka/ Musician specializing in Bluegrass music, string instrument repairman

Michael Nagai/Artist

Preferable Musician/Music

 

YMO - Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi

Eiichi Ohtaki

Kiyoshiro Imawano and Akiko Yano / Hitotsudake

Tatsuro Yamashita

Pete Seger / Where have all the flowers gone?

Bob Dylan

Janis Ian / Will you dance?

Sean Lennon

 

 

 

 

Possible Advisor (as of 6/22/20)

 

Ira Helfand, MD, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1985

 

 

 

 

Possible Productive Collaborators (as of 6/22/20)

TV Hiroshima, TV Nagasaki, TV Fukushima

Productive Collaborators

Radio Kingston, NY US

 

 

 

 

Contact

Fukiko Ostensen

Project Manager

Bonodorimail@gmail.com

Youko Yamamoto

Bonodorimail@gmail.com

845-853-8111 message

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