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WHAT MEMORIES ARE HELD WITHIN THE RINGS OF A TREE?
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The Atomic Tree

Length: 10 min.
Age Level: 12+
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This virtual reality/360 film takes you on an immersive journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world—a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that witnessed, and survived, the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

From Japan’s ancient cedar forests and Buddhist temples to the family home in Hiroshima where the pine was nurtured for five generations, The Atomic Tree explores the unbroken chain of living stories held within the rings of this tree. The delicate shape of this bonsai contains sacred forests, human family, and deep time, inviting us to reflect on the living strands of kinship that are woven between human and non-human worlds.

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