IT Tralee Lecturer’s Film On Irish Nagasaki Bomb Survivor To Screen In Omniplex

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Bob Jackson, IT Tralee lecturer will see his documentary ‘A Doctors Sword’ screened in Tralee Omniplex this coming Friday.

AN IT Tralee lecturer whose documentary about an Irish doctor who survived the bombing in Nagasaki is gaining rave reviews in Cork and Dublin, will see his film open in Tralee Omniplex this Friday, August 28 (see previous story here).

Bob Jackson, a lecturer in the college since 2006 who shot and created the documentary which is entitled ‘A Doctors Sword’ will be present on the opening night on Friday and will host a post screening Q&A session.

The film, which will stay in the cinema here up until at least Thursday September 3, will have a number of screenings over this period.

Tickets for the screenings can be booked HERE.

The documentary tells the story of how a young doctor from Castletownbere, Aidan McCarthy served in WW2 and who survived the dropping of the atomic bomb in Nagasaki in August 1945 while there as a prisoner of war (POW).

At the end of the war, Dr McCarthy was given an ancestral samurai sword by Isao Kumano, who has been in 2nd Lieutenant in command of Fukuoka Camp in Nagasaki. The idea of a such a high ranking officer giving his sword away to someone who had been a POW was seen as an unprecedented and highly honourable gift.

It has been rated highly by audiences and critics alike:

★★★★★ Irish Examiner
★★★★ The Irish Times

Check out the trailer for the documentary down below…

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