A Doctor's Sword

07/08/2015
  |  Book Tickets: 07/08/2015
  |  0 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about ex-RAF medical officer Dr Aidan MacCarthy and the samurai sword given to him by a Japanese POW camp commander following the bombing of Nagasaki. Film-maker Gary Lennon and Aidan's daughter Nicola journey to Japan in an attempt to track down the relatives of the camp commander, believing the sword to hold the ashes of their ancestors. The film includes Aidan MacCarthy's own testimony of the events by using the audio from a radio interview which aired days after his death in 1995.