Barry Frechette / USA / Documentary / 2016 / 60 mins
When the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, Shigeaki Mori was 8 years old. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war, but for years their families didn’t know their fate. Mori, who witnessed and survived the bomb, made it his life’s work to memorialize the victims, including the POWs. He spent 35 years tracking down the servicemen’s family members and learning the details of their captivity and deaths. This documentary follows Mori as he reaches out to the families of two POWs.
After the screening of Paper Lanterns, join us for a Q&A with Director, Barry Frechette and Producer, Nobuko Saito Cleary
Nobuko Saito Cleary serves on the Corporation of Northeastern University and was the inaugural donor to the university's Asian American Center, founded in 2005. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Japan Society of Northern California and the Board of Directors for the Community of School of Music and Arts.