"Paper Lanterns" Screening (Washington, DC)

May 28, 2016 at 12:30pm - 3:30pm
The Angelika Film Center in Mosaic

On May 28, the documentary Paper Lanterns will be playing at Angelika Film Center in Mosaic as part of the GI Film Festival. The documentary follows the story of 12 American prisoners-of-war who were killed in the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945 and one Japanese man's 40-year quest to inform their families. Shigeaki Mori, a child victim of the bomb, not only identifies the 12 men but also travels from Hiroshima to Massachusetts to Kentucky to carry out his mission. This film delves into a powerful personal story in order to show how war impacts both sides of the battlefield, and how the efforts of one man can overcome the divide between countries. 

USJC congratulates Friend of the Council Peter Grilli for his leadership in helping to produce this profound film.

To learn more or to buy tickets, please visit the film page.

To view a trailer of the film, please click the picture below or use this link.