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Cineculture: Paper Lanterns (2016)


5:30pm

Fresno State- Peters Education Center Auditorium
5010 N Woodrow Ave Fresno, CA 93740

About This Event

In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan: the first on Hiroshima on August 6, and the second on Nagasaki three days later. An estimated 140,000 civilians were killed in Hiroshima that day, including twelve American POWs whose family were never told of their death. A young Japanese boy, Shigeaki Mori, witnessed the explosion and survived but his life was changed forever. Paper Lanterns by director Barry Frechette is a film about the true story of these twelve American POWs and Mori’s struggle to account for their story in the years and decades that followed the end of World War II. Not as enemies, but as human beings who suffered in one of history’s most tragic events. This film is about them, the horrors they witnessed, their families’ struggle to find the truth, and one man’s effort to give them the gift of closure and have each of these twelve airmen recognized as victims of the atomic blast at the Hiroshima Peace Museum. The witnesses and survivors of these horrific events are dying. They do not want anyone to forget their loved ones and the sacrifices they made. They strive for peace, for compassion and for a world free of nuclear weapons. They want us to never forget their story. This film is being screened in honor of International Day of World Peace (September 22). 60 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96yMquZrL0E


Co-Sponsors: Center for Creativity and the Arts, The Ethics Center, Peace and Conflict Studies & Peace Fresno

Contact:

Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Advisor)

mhusain@csufresno.edu

Admission: Free

Parking: Parking is not enforced after 4pm on Fridays.

*Peters Education Center Auditorium is located inside the Fresno State Student Recreation Center building



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