Even the worst of events can bring us together. On August 6th, 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 ten other American airmen caught in the hell on earth of that day. Our journey takes us from Lowell, Massachusetts to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Hiroshima, to tell the story of Mr. Mori and the 12 American POWs. To show 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.

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