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posted Dec 1, 2017, 6:24 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

When: December 16, 2017
Where: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Official site: http://www.paperlanternfilm.com/

Director/Producer: Barry Frechette
Even the worst of events can bring us together and show the best that being a human can mean. On August 6th, 1945, among the tens of thousands that lost their lives in the bombing of Hiroshima were twelve American POWs. Shigeaki Mori witnessed the blast and survived, but was forever changed. Paper Lanterns tells the story of Shigeaki Mori and his lifelong calling to tell the story of not only the many Japanese victims of the bomb, but of Normand Brissette, Ralph Neal and the ten other US airmen caught in the hell on earth of that day. Filmmaker Barry Frechette takes us from Lowell, Massachusetts to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Hiroshima to tell the story of Mori and the twelve US airmen, show how the war impacted families in both countries, and how one man can rise above the hatred of war and heal the wounds of those terrible days.

“Paper Lanterns” UNAFF 2016, 30 Nov. 2017, http://www.unaff.org/2016/f_PaperLanterns.html