Paper Lanterns: Special Screening with Producer Peter Grilli

  • 07 Sep 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Anchor Room, 50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109
  • 60

Registration

  • Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult purchasing a ticket come for free.

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PAPER LANTERNS

Special film screening at the Japan Society of Boston with producer Peter Grilli

Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:30 - 8:30PM

Anchor Room
50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109


Admission:
Free for JSB Members and children ages 0-12
    $10 for Non-JSB Members

Additional Showing September 8th

On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war, held since July 28 at the Hiroshima Military Police Headquarters after being shot down during a bombing raid. For decades, the families of these 12 Americans were never informed about the fates of their loved ones. 

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Shigeaki Mori, himself a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), the names of the 12 Americans are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and their relatives have learned the truth. Paper Lanterns documents Mr. Mori’s story and his dream of reaching out to the families of these lost airmen.

Photo : U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Mr. Mori during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in May, 2016. Read more

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