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For young Japanese who have known only peace, an animated portrait of an ordinary woman’s wartime life has brought the devastation of war and nuclear weapons close to home.

Based on a manga by Hiroshima native Fumiyo Kono, “Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni” (“In This Corner of the World”) draws on historical records to tell the story of a newlywed woman living in Kure, a naval port just over a range of hills from the city of Hiroshima, which was devastated by an atomic bomb 72 years ago.

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