Paper Lanterns

Paper Lanterns

DVD - 2018
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Documents the story of Mr. Mori, the man who singlehandedly connected American soldiers that died in Hiroshima back to their families, and his dream of reaching out to the relatives of these lost airmen.
Publisher: [United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (61 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Oct 30, 2018

amazing story punctuated by the meeting of the protagonist with the President of the United States (Obama). This is a documentary which depicts a survivor of Hiroshima who devotes his life to honour the memory of American POWs killed by the atom bomb dropped on Japan. The documentary does not debate the dropping of the bomb instead it is a condemnation of war by remembering the lives of those killed by the bombing.

Oct 28, 2018

Last night friends and I, all of whom have traveled to Japan, discussed the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and subsequently on Nagasaki. Today by coincidence I happened to watch this amazing documentary. This film follows the efforts of one survivor of the atomic bomb to pay tribute to the American POW's who perished in the city. It invokes all the emotions you can imagine: hope, admiration, grief, pride and so many more. In a time of division, anger, and fear in our country, this documentary shows us a man with tremendous integrity and courage who hopes to help heal the pain of war, loss and alienation. He even strives to honor the soldiers of the only country that has ever used the atomic bomb. If a survivor of Hiroshima can find such love, and seek reconciliation, surely we can do the same. PLEASE SEE THIS FILM!!!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

Sep 24, 2018

Excellent, except for the captions . Did lots of pause, and reverse but it was worth it. Mori spent 4 decades tracking down the relatives with out the help of Facebook and the Internet.. Was pleased to see President Obama met with him to praise him for his efforts.

Aug 10, 2018

On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima. Little known is the fact that among the estimated 140,000 casualties of that day were 12 American prisoners of war held at the Hiroshima Military Police Headquarters since July 28, when they had been shot down during a bombing raid. For decades, many of the families of these 12 Americans were never informed as to the fates of their loved ones. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Mr. Shigeaki Mori, himself a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), the names of these 12 are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Museum, and the relatives have learned the truth. Paper Lanterns documents the story of Mr. Mori and his dream of reaching out to the relatives of these lost airmen. From IMDb

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