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Sadako and the Thousand Cranes

USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Children's Film Festival)

Director: George Leveson

Based on the true story of Sadako, who was born in Hiroshima after the Atomic bomb and developed leukaemia. In Japanese mythology, by folding 1000 origami paper cranes a wish will come true. Sadako folded paper cranes in hospital, while wishing for the return of her health. After her death, children around the world have learnt the story and also fold cranes on Hiroshima Day, the annual commemoration of the bombing.

Narrated by Liv Ullman with animated water colour illustrations.

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