The two-hour documentary “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later,” co-produced by A+E Networks International, History US and Hulu Japan, will premiere on Hulu Japan and on History in the United States on Sunday, August 2; and on History Japan on August 30, it was announced jointly by Steve MacDonald, President of Global Content Sales and International at A+E Networks; and Kazufumi Nagasawa, Managing Director and Chief Content Officer at Hulu Japan.
Directed by award-winning documentarian James Erskine, the premiere in Japan, the only country in the world that has been subject to bombing by nuclear weapons, will be followed by a U.S. premiere titled “Hiroshima: 75 Years Later” on History.
Marking the 75th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in wartime and the end of World War II, the documentary will utilize never-before-seen archival footage, long-suppressed color film from the immediate aftermath of the bomb and audio testimony from victims, to provide a highly personal understanding of the most devastating experiment in human history.
“A+E Networks International and History are pleased to partner with Hulu Japan on this historic, poignant documentary, 75 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The feature documentary was produced under the auspices of an immensely creative team, resulting in a globally relevant film we hope will serve as an important reminder, while informing a whole new generation,” MacDonald said.
“A+E Networks and History’s established pedigree as engaging storytellers together with A+E’s firm footing in the global distribution marketplace make them essential partners in bringing ’Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later’ to a worldwide audience, which is a sincere hope for all of us Japanese,” Nagasawa added.
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later” is produced for History by October Films, and is co-produced by A+E Networks International, History U.S. and Hulu Japan. James Erskine serves as director. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights.
This is a globally relevant film we hope will serve as an important reminder, while informing a whole new generation” Steve MacDonald President of Global Content Sales and International at A+E Networks