Elin is drunk at her dad's funeral when her mum hands her the teenage diaries she threw away years ago. She is catapulted back to the 1980s, an era of Glasnost, protest and people power, and to a young girl finding her feminist, liberal, pacifist feet at a time when her dad is engaged in the battle of his life over his part in the Cold War.

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Elin and her dad
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People said 'I'm sorry, that we bombed,' I say, please, don't say sorry, you didn't do it, please, that feeling, put [it] into [making sure it] never happen[s] again. That's more important to me.

~ Shigeko Sasamori, resident of Hiroshima, aged 13 years on 6th August 1945​

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