An All Encompassing Light

/ Short Documentary

/ 2014

***WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL***

***SELECTED AS ONE TO WATCH AT THE LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BY THE BFI***

***WINNER OF BEST FILM FOR THE SHOOTING PEOPLE SUMMER SHORT CUTS COMPETITION***

“Chloe White uses simple techniques – talking head and archive footage – to tell Lee’s story. Refined, considered and moving, just like its remarkable interviewee. ” – Dylan Cave, BFI

“I was really moved by this story, the multiple injustices that Lee faced and how he endured them with dignity. What makes it more powerful is how restrained Chloe White’s direction is in depicting this story – it could have been burdened with sentiment and instead was told with the restraint and patience the subject deserves.” – Michael Pearce, director of Beast

A 20 minute documentary which details the experience of Lee, now in his 80s, when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The film is told through Lee’s eyes as he remembers where he was, and how it affected him afterwards. The film uses archive footage against modern day shots of Hiroshima to show how the city has changed, and recovered from it’s brutal past. The film touches on themes of memory, and loss, and poses the question: how we can move forwards with our lives when we hold such painful memories?

Official Selection:
Open City Documentary Film Festival, 2014
Underwire Film Festival, 2014
Aesthetica Film Festival, 2014
Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival, 2014
London Short Film Festival 2015
British Shorts Film Festival 2015

Nominated for:
Best Editor, Underwire Film Festival
Best Documentary, Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival