Akiko Mikamo is a child of Hiroshima. Weaving audio and video recordings from interviews she conducted with her father Shinji Mikamo, archival images of the aftermath of the first use of atomic weapons against humanity, as well as re-enactments spoken in Hiroshima dialect, this film is woven together in an innovative documentary format to give you a rare first person account of the bombing of Hiroshima. This is a remarkable true story about the resiliency of the human spirit, compassion and forgiveness.
F I L M M A K E R S
is an award-winning director and producer and the founder of the creative agency Runaway Horses.
His mission as an artist is to unveil hidden truths about the human condition, give voice to the voiceless and make the invisible, visible. His clients include HBO, Facebook, Disney and Avenues The World School.
J.R.'s debut feature film 'Niji No Shita Ni' (Under The Rainbow) had its world premiere at the 28th Mill Valley Film Festival and reviewed as being touched by the spirits of Kurosawa and Imamura, filled unexpected wonders and gentle humor and radiating with the resilient glow of life.
DR. AKIKO MIKAMO
published 8:15 - A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima (formerly Rising from the Ashes in 2013) to spread the message of resiliency and forgiveness for betterment of humanity from her father’s story she grew up listening to. No detailed accounts of a Hiroshima survivor have been presented in this format in English before.
Being raised by two Hiroshima survivors, she promised herself as a child to contribute to world peace. She has dedicated her career in leadership development, mental health, and education to promote peace and betterment of humanity among diverse groups of people to create a harmony as a medical psychologist, executive coach, consultant, author and speaker.
In 2014, Dr. Mikamo received the Award for Exceptional Services for World Peace and Humanity from World Peace and Prosperity Foundation at House of Lords in London for promoting forgiveness and empathy through her writing and speaking.