Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima, said; “This festival of ‘Love and Peace’ will bring together the spirit of Hiroshima – the desire for lasting world peace – with the central aim of the Association Internationale du Film dAnimation (ASIFA). ASIFA was established with the goal of contributing to the peaceful coexistence of humankind through the art of animation, a form of communication that transcends national and linguistic boundaries. It is among the most significant international cultural events held in Hiroshima.
On August 6, peace-loving people from all over the world join the citizens of Hiroshima to pray for consolation and peace. I sincerely hope that the artists participating in HIROSHIMA 2010 will come to a deeper understanding of the atomic bombing and allow ‘the spirit of Hiroshima’ to offer inspiration for future works.”
Contact details; HIROSHIMA 2010 FESTIVAL OFFICE, 4-7 Kako-rnachi. NaIKa-Ku, Hiroshima 730-08 2 JAPAN.
Phone: +81 82 245 0245 Facsimile: +81 82 245 0246