Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

By Events - Aug. 07, 2008

A discussion, potluck, and film showing will be held at the Paul Engle Center (1600 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids) August 8th in remembrance of the use of the two atomic bombs on Japan, which occurred August 6th and 9th, 1945.

7:00pm, Friday, August 8, 2008
Paul Engle Center
1600 4th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Potluck and community building starting at 7:00pm, with a free film and discussion starting at 8:00pm.

From The Submitter:

The atomic bombing of civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan by the United States occurred August 6th and 9th, 1945. This was the only time that these weapons of mass destruction have been used in human history. The film is about Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl,on the threshold of adolescence, who developed leukemia in 1955, from the effects of radiation caused by the bombing of Hiroshima. While hospitalized, her closest friend reminded her of the Japanese legend that if she folded a thousand paper cranes, the gods might grant her wish to be well again. With hope and determination, Sadako began folding.

Liv Ullmann vividly tells this poignant story with original music performed by George Winston. The action is presented as the camera moves through hundreds of exquisite pastel drawings by Caldecott Award-winning artist, Ed Young.

"In our time of recovering from record deluge and flood, this film presents Our Community Inspiration to carry on beyond all odds, and the necessity and Beauty of true and real Art to feed our Collective Community Soul and give us essential Vision of whom we really are for the Seventh Generation."

For more information, contact John at #247-2612. Paul Engle Center Phone: (319) 366-1836

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