The Atomic Tree

The Atomic Tree is a 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, this VR experience 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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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Directors:

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Adam Loften

Producer:

Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Screenwriter:

David Haskell, Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Cinematographer:

Adam Loften

Editor:

Adam Loften

Sound Designer:

D. Chris Smith

Music:

H. Scott Salinas, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Principal Cast:

Peter Coyote, Yamaki Pine

Contact

Distributor:

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
e@globalonenessproject.org

Public Film Contact:

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Go Project Films
e@globalonenessproject.org
4152502622

Publicity Contact:

Adam Segal
adam@the2050group.com
202) 422-4673‬

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Virtual Cinema Program

Screening Section:

Virtual Cinema Competition

Screening Category:

Virtual Reality

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

10:13 mins