The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors

What are the experiences that shape the long lives of those we live among? At 92, my neighbor, Berkeley denizen and Asian art scholar, Joseph Fischer, attempts to recount the life changing experience of being among the first US Naval seamen sent into Hiroshima and Nagasaki two weeks after the atom bombs were dropped. As an unwitting witness to one of great catastrophes of the 20th century, we see Fischer examining the photographs he took with a small Brownie camera 75 years ago. As Fischer struggles to remember what he witnessed, he is still trying to comprehend the surreal sight of the total devastation he encountered wandering through the remains of these cities. Fischer scrutinizes the photographs of himself as a young man, standing in front of the piles of rubble and flattened cityscapes in these "bizarre tourist photos." The film moves between the silent exploration of Fischer's photographs and his intimate testimony as he attempts to come to terms with what he came to understand about what saw and what he no longer can remember.

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Running Time
27 minutes
War, Documentary
Jeffrey Skoller
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about war «The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors» (23)

Richard avatar

Fantastic movie with a great cast!

James avatar

Good story and lots to look at

Rachel Fowler avatar
Rachel Fowler

Great movie. Top of the line.

Willie L. avatar
Willie L.

No one should have missed this movie, you ought to watch it!

Gregory P. avatar
Gregory P.

I loved this movie, it has good action, has a story and a meaning.

Evelyn Morrison avatar
Evelyn Morrison

I can watch this movie over and over great production well played!

Andrea avatar

Absolutely astonishing. The scenes from this movie are incredible.

Helen avatar

Very interesting concept! This was a great movie!

Sean P. avatar
Sean P.

Slow start, but worth watching.

Brian Pearson avatar
Brian Pearson

Absolutely stunning movie far exceeded expectations.

Brian M. avatar
Brian M.

A shining neon-glowing Documentary.