Day of the Western Sunrise

Day of the Western Sunrise is a documentary about Castle Bravo, the largest U.S. nuclear test to date, and the lives of 23 Japanese fishermen who were caught in the radioactive fallout during the 1954 test in the Bikini Atoll. Told in a combination of Japanese kamishibai animation and live action, the film can be used to discuss issues of nuclearization, advocacy, and humans rights as well as connecting to subjects such as history, art and science. The documentary is supplemented with an NCTA alumni created Educational Toolkit designed specifically for educators.

Individuals and institutions can purchase the DVD and Toolkit at: