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  • Film Screening: Paper Lanterns

    Evenings, Film & Video, and part of Thursday Nights

    May 24

    Free with museum admission

    6—7:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    “Paper Lanterns” is the true story of three men, two American and one Japanese, who survived the American bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Normand Brissette of Lowell, Massachusetts, and Ralph Neal of Corbin, Kentucky, were two of the 12 American POWs who were on the ground in Hiroshima that day, 1,300 feet from ground zero. On that same early August morning, a young Japanese boy, Shigeaki Mori, also witnessed the explosion. Mori spent over 35 years tracking down the stories of the American POWs who were in Hiroshima that day. He wanted to understand them, not as enemies, but as humans who suffered in one of history’s most tragic events.

    Mori and his wife will be our special guests at this this screening, on their first visit to the United States. Director Barry Frechette, producers Nobuko Saito Cleary and Peter Grilli join Mori on stage for a Q&A following the screening.

    All veterans and active duty military are invited to attend this screening of Paper Lanterns free of charge. Simply show your military or veteran organization ID at the admissions desk to receive your free ticket.

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Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.

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