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The Silent Witness


George Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt

Executive Producer

Doug Blush


Matthew Henderson, Aleks Gezentsvey, Ari Fishman


Aleks Gezentsvey


Bill Winters

The Silent Witness is a documentary about Tomiko Morimoto West’s horrifying experience as a 13-year-old girl in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb dropped. The film details how she survived, what she witnessed, and how she was affected. West, now a ninety-one year old woman, has a message of peace.

Co-Director, The Silent Witness

George Kunhardt is a three-time Emmy Award-winning Director and Producer at Kunhardt Films. He’s most recently served as an Executive Producer on the Apple TV+ series Lincoln’s Dilemma. Past films he’s produced include A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (HBO, 2021); The Soul of America (HBO, 2020); True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality (HBO, 2019, Emmy Award and Peabody Award Winner); John McCain: For Whom The Bell Tolls (HBO, 2018, IDA Award Winner); King in the Wilderness (HBO, 2018, Emmy Award Winner and NAACP Image Award Nominated); The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (HBO, 2017, PGA Award Nominated); Becoming Warren Buffett (HBO, 2017); Jim: The James Foley Story (HBO, 2016, Emmy Award Winner) and Living With Lincoln (HBO, 2015). Kunhardt graduated from Wheaton College as the college’s first film major. He is a founding board member of the Kunhardt Film Foundation. He lives in Bedford, New York with his wife Jackie and their sons George Jr and James.

Co-Director, The Silent Witness

Teddy Kunhardt is an award-winning filmmaker. He has received three Emmy Awards, including for his role as director and producer of the Emmy and Peabody-winning film True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality. Kunhardt’s recent projects include the documentary series Lincoln’s Dilemma for Apple TV+ and the award-winning documentary Fragments of Paradise, which premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival. His previous projects for HBO are A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon ParksObama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect UnionThe Soul of America, the IDA Award-winning John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Emmy winner King in the Wilderness, Emmy winner Jim: The James Foley Story among others. Kunhardt received his education at Skidmore College and the Institute of Culinary Education and is a founding board member and executive director of the Kunhardt Film Foundation. He lives in Chappaqua, New York with his wife Sarah, son Henry, and daughter Beatrice.