Day of the western sunrise

On March 1st, 1954, the Japanese tuna trawler Daigo Fukuryu Maru, or the Lucky Dragon No. 5, witnessed the detonation of Castle Bravo, a deadly new weapon test by the Americans. Nauseous, burnt, and losing their hair, the 23 crew members were quarantined in Tokyo for 15 months enduring endless medical tests and awaiting their fate. Day of the western sunrise is an animated Japanese language documentary that follows three survivors from the Lucky Dragon. Now in their 80's, their story is a reminder that the human race has the ability to make decisions for both good and ill, and those decisions can affect generations.

Director: Keith Reimink

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