Nuclear Testing and Day of the Western Sunrise

Activity Type: 
Professional Development
Target Audience: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:30 am
4130 Wesley Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh Campus

How much do your students know about nuclear weapons testing? Join us on Wednesday August 7 for an NCTA teacher workshop “Nuclear Testing and Day of the Western Sunrise” which will explore the effects on a Japanese fishing boat that was accidentally caught in the U.S. testing of a thermonuclear bomb in the Bikini Atoll in 1954. Day of the Western Sunrise is a new documentary about Castle Bravo, the largest U.S. nuclear test to date, and the lives of the 23 Japanese fishermen of the Lucky Dragon No. 5 caught in the blast. Told in a combination of Japanese kamishibai animation and live action, the film can be used to discuss issues of nuclearization, advocacy, and human rights, and connects to subjects such as history, art and science. The documentary is accompanied by a newly created Educational Toolkit designed for specifically for educators.
Active teachers attending this morning workshop will receive a free DVD of the film along with an Educational Toolkit on this documentary, and Act 48 hours. A Light breakfast, lunch and free parking in the Soldiers & Sailors garage are also provided. 
Presenters include the film director, Keith Reimink of Daliborka Films LLC, and Angie Stokes, NCTA alumna and one of the principal authors of the Educational Toolkit.
This workshop is open to any educators, so please spread the word to your colleagues who might find this topic of interest.  Registration is required by emailing Patrick Hughes at  Registration deadline is August 5.
NCTA Workshop:  Nuclear Testing and Day of the Western Sunrise
When: August 7, 2019 8:30am-1:00pm
Where: 4130 Wesley Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh Campus