[Japan Premiere Screening & Talk] PAPER LANTERNS

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  • Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Co-Organizers: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, The Japan Society of Boston, and International House of Japan
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo
  • Language: English & Japanese (with consecutive interpretation)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required, Seating: 200)


On April 12, I-House hosted the Japan premiere of “Paper Lanterns,” a documentary film about the 12 American POWs killed in the Hiroshima bombing. We had so many people sign up that we added one more screening to be able to accommodate more participants.

Mr. Mori Shigeaki, a Hiroshima-based historian who has been researching the footage of the 12 American captive soldiers for over 40 years is featured in the film. He was present and touched upon how he worked together with Thomas C. Cartwright, a pilot of the B-24 Lonesome Lady who survived but lost his crew in the bombing in Hiroshima. Also present were the film’s director Barry Frechette, producer Peter Grilli, music composer Chad Cannon, and Fujisawa Mai, who wrote and sang the theme song, and they all expressed their hope to keep this legacy alive.


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