On 6th August, 1945, among the tens of thousands that lost their lives in the bombing of Hiroshima, were 12 American POWs. Shigeaki Mori witnessed the blast and survived, but was forever changed.
Paper Lanterns tells the story of Shigeaki Mori and his lifelong calling to tell the story of not only the many Japanese victims of the bomb, but of Normand Brissette, Ralph Neal and the 10 other American airmen caught in the hell on earth of that day. The film takes audiences from Lowell, Massachusetts to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Hiroshima, to tell the story of Mr Mori and the 12 American POWs - demonstrating how the war impacted families in both countries, and how one man could rise above the hatred of war and heal the wounds of those terrible days.
"A testament to forgiveness and compassion."