- published: 02 Oct 2012
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of America dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which has been considered pivotal in ending World War II. While the country of Japan is holding its own ceremony to remember the more than 140,000 dead, Manuel Rapalo explored a new exhibit at American University in Washington, DC that looks at the aftermath of the bomb. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
At 8:16 a.m. on August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan. A second atomic bomb was released over Nagasaki, Japan three days later. Although no large scale nuclear weapon has been used in war since then, today there are countless people all over the world who are suffering from war. Threats of new or renewed conflicts and even nuclear war are discussed daily in the news media. Humanity cannot, must not ever again use nuclear weapons against each other. As an artist, one small action I can take against war is to try to express the horror and sorrow of war. I have created a series of three art pieces, using tape on paper, depicting the morning of the Hiroshima bombing. Matt Piper photographed, edited, and created sound and music for this video that brings the three pie...
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Glass artist Paul Marioni remembers hearing about Hiroshima as a child. He shows us two sculptures he has created, titled Hiroshima. Paul is featured in the Family episode of Craft in America. The Family episode premiered on PBS in October 2011. For more on Craft in America, visit www.craftinamerica.org. All Craft in America programs are now viewable on the PBS iPhone/iPad app and online at video.pbs.org/program/craft-in-america. To purchase DVDs: www.shoppbs.org/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3854896