May 26, 2016 at
Special Activity before and after the screening:
Make a Paper Crane!
Remarks by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the
Simon Wiesenthal Center, on his return from Japan.
Q&A with special guests Clifton Truman Daniel,
President Harry Truman’s grandson; Director/Producer Miyuki Sohara;
Mashiro Sasaki, Sadako’s brother; and Yuji Sasaki, Sadako’s nephew.
‘Orizuru’ means ‘Origami Crane’. It is said that
once you fold a thousand origami cranes, your wish will come true. This short
film tells the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl suffering from leukemia
caused by radiation from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In her
hospital bed Sadako makes a wish and sets out to fold one thousand paper
cranes. Decades later her inspiration brings two World War II veterans
from opposite sides of the Pacific together and helps them break through
cultural and historical barriers to find the courage to forgive.
No Charge. Advance RSVP Required. Register below.
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