A discussion will follow the screening, led by Ron Adamson.
In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and three days later, “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, including 12 American POWs. On that same early August morning, a young Japanese boy, Shigeaki Mori, would witness the Hiroshima explosion. He survived that day, but his life was changed forever.
“Paper Lanterns” is a film about Mr. Mori’s struggle to share the stories of those who died, including the American POWs. It’s about the humanity and compassion shown by those who were in the heart of the destruction. It’s about the generation that survived and their struggle for peace, compassion, and a world free of nuclear weapons.
This event is sponsored by Niles Discovery Church and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center
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