Speaking from Port Augusta, South Australia, where the desert meets the sea, are Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu woman, Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Kokatha elder, and Mia Haseldine, Aunty Sue's granddaughter. They'll share their experience of the devastating impacts of nuclear weapons testing in South Australia, as well as their hopes for a nuclear free future under the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Live from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, featuring the kinds of suffering experienced by the atomic-bomb victims that have not previously been given enough attention. From Hiroshima, there will be a testimony by Hiroe Kawashimo and Yoshio Nagaoka, Association of Atomic Bomb Microcephaly Sufferers and Their Families. From Nagasaki, testimony by Chieko Iwanaga and Takeo Hamada, who experienced the atomic bombing but has never been officially recognized as a Hibakusha (Atomic Bombing survivor). The two testimonies will highlight how the atomic bombing has imposed lasting suffering on the most vulnerable people, as well as how social and political decisions can amplify the victims’ suffering.
It is even more important, during the grave tension of potential use of nuclear weapons, for us to come together to learn from people who survived the atomic bombing.