"折鶴~Orizuru 2015~" US Premier 
 Fri,May 27 2016 - Thu, Jun 2 2016
       Laemmle Royal Theatre(West LA)
          http://www.laemmle.com/films/40081Trailer (English)
* This film contains no images or descriptions of war.  
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 Trailer (English)
  
予告編版(日本語) 広島国際映画祭セレクト作品

A Message To All of The World.

"Orizuru" means Origami Crane. It is said that when you have folded a thousand Origami Cranes, then your wish will come true. The once-athletic Sadako set out to fold a thousand cranes at her hospital bed, so that she may again compete on the tracks. In her story told by Eleanor Coerr, the leukemia caused by her radiation exposure from the Hiroshima nuclear bomb as a toddler had cut her dream short. Her legacy, however, lives on and continues to inspire those who work to create a peaceful world for our children. Seventy years after the end of World War II and the atomic bomb, Sadako and her thousand cranes remain among the most widely recognized symbol of peace and reconciliation, which has come to be embraced by the people, not just from the United States and Japan, but the World over. This short film shines the light on Sadako's family and the people from both sides of the Pacific, who took down cultural and historical barriers, both big and small, through their hard work and courage. 

人種や国境を超え「平和な世界と未来への心」を繋いでくれた佐々木禎子さんの「折鶴」にまつわる実話を基に、短編映画を通して子供の目線で「相手を理解する事」「想いやりの心」「命の大切さ」「友情」などのメッセージを世界の子供達へ伝えたい。

今年は戦後70周年。今作は、改めて平和や相互理解、友情を世代や国境・人種を超えて考えるきっかけとなる作品です。
「禎子と千羽鶴」にまつわる実話をベースにした子供目線のお話で、アメリカに移住した日本人の男の子が禎子鶴によって導かれた人々との出会いや体験を通して成長していくストーリーです。
東京オリンピックを5年後に控え、英語教育も含めグローバルな教育が重要視される昨今、異文化理解や思いやりなど、教育の面でも大きく貢献できることを期待しております。今後、平和教育の重要な教材として展開していく予定です。

PRESENTS (LA Event & Screening on May 2016)
DREAM ORIZURU PROJECT
Orizuru 2015 Project
SAKURA PRODUCTION USA

NPO SADAKO Legacy
501 (C)(3) 

SPONSOR
(LA Event & Screening on May 2016)
OTAFUKUSA
TSUBAKIYAMA AQUPANTURE
DAN THE MAN'S GYM

SPECIAL 
SUPPORT 
NIBEI FOUNDON(Dr Paul Terasaki Orgagination)
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
MIYAKO KADOKAWA
MIRMAN SCHOOL,
BRADDOCK DRIVE GIFTED MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL

SPECIAL THANKS 

CITY OF HIROSHIMA
CITY OF MIYAKONOJYO

THE TERASAKI NIBEI FOUNDATION(Dr Paul Terasaki )

MIRMAN SCHOOL US1 (FORMER 5Z 2014-2015) AND FAMILY

SADAKO LEGACY(MASAHIRO SASAKI,YUJI SASAKI)

MS KAZUKO MINAMOTO

CLIFTON TRUMAN DANIEL

LAUREN BRUNER

MS FARIDA FOTOUCHI  Charcoal Girl

HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


SPECIAL MEDIA 
SUPPORT 
47 KYODO NEWS (ALL OF JAPAN AND WORLDWIDE)
RAFU SHIMPO
KJLH RADIO

SPECIAL THANKS FOR LOS ANGELES SCREENING AND EVENT
CONSULATE OF JAPAN, LOS ANGELES
NATIONAL COUNCIL SOCIAL STUDIES
MIRMAN SCHOOL
BRADDOCK DRIVE GIFTED MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SANTA MONICA &MALIBU SCHOOL DISTRICT
CULVER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
TORRANCE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CITY OF TORRANCE
DOUG ERBER
STEPHANIE SIMPSON WHITE
SAKI MIATA
CHRIS FUKUMA
MAMIKO YAMAMOTO

NISHI HONGANJI TEMPLE
WEST LA HOLINESS CHURCH
JETAASC- JET ALUMNI OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA  
MIYAZAKI KENJINKAI & KENJINKAI KYOGIKAI
KANSAI CLUB

OFFICIAL SUPPORT FOR LOS ANGELES SCREENING AND EVENT
JAPAN 
AMERICA
 SOCIETY
THE  JAPAN FOUNDATION,LOS ANGELES
JBA(Japan Business Association of Southern California) 

MEDIA SPONSOR
http://utbhollywood.com/  

































TJS RADIO

MEDIA 
SUPPORT
FCI
LALALA
QUREA, 
NIKKAN SAN
BRIDGE USA,FRONT LINE,CULTURAL NEWS

MEDIA INTERVIEW, NEWS REPORT ETC
NHK, NHK LOS ANGELES, NHK WORLD
FUJI TELEVISION
TV ASAHI
TBS
NIHON TV
HIROSHIMA TV
CANADIAN TELEVISION

CRANES DONNER FOR PROP 
折鶴を提供下さった皆様 (参加順)
Junko Komori (Los Angeles, USA)
Momoko McFarland (Los Angeles, USA)
Miku Kokuba (Los Angeles, USA)
Yoshiko Kanai(Los Angeles, USA)
Kevin Kanai Griffith (Los Angeles, USA) 
Yoko Ogasawara (Yokohama, JP)
Mieko,Reina, Juri  (Nagoya, JP)
Kazuho Y (Los Angeles, USA)
Toshiko O (Los Angeles, USA)
King and I Japanese woman's cast and Child Cast(NY, USA)
Origami Kifujingumi (Torrance, USA)
Utsukushigaoka Nishi Elementary School (Yokohama, JP)
Chie Nantani(Los Angeles, USA) 
NEIDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(Miyakonojo, JP)







News
This film has been endorsed by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as an educational video, which promotes the study of International Affairs, History, Social Studies and World Peace.(Sep 7th 2016)
平成28年9月7日に行われた文部科学省によるDVD選定審査で「折鶴2015」が選定教育映像(DVD教育教材)として選定されました。
学校教育教材として社会科(中学生向き)、地理歴史(高校生)、そして社会教育(教材)として国際理解、平和の教科として(小年及び青年向け)です。

We will participate in the International Day Of Peace Event at The Untied Nations in NY and Harvard University in Boston.
More Info
Support to donation for High School students and Hibakusha from Japan.

国連本部(ニューヨーク)とハーバード大学(ボストン)での日米高校生平和会議の参加が決定しました!
9月16日 国連本部(国際ピースデーイベント開催中)
9月18日 ハーバード大学
*渡邉英徳氏(首都大学東京/ハーバード大学)のナガサキ ヒロシマアーカイブ様等と共催です。
日本からの高校生や被爆者の方の交通費や開催費援助のご協力をお願いします。
米国在住の方はTAXリダクト用の領収書が発行されるそうです。
http://peacecon.mapping.jp/2016/06/crowdfunding.html

Director Miyuki Sohara's Radio interview on 9 am,September 7th Pacific time.
Here is a website.(Sorry in Japanese) If you download NHK Word App, you can listen this program.
NHKラジオ深夜便で「折鶴2015」のインタビューが放映されます。
日本時間の9月8日木曜日 真夜中の午前1時台、ロサンゼルスの時間では、9月7日の午前9時台です。 番組のページはこちらです。 http://www.nhk.or.jp/r1-blog/shinyabin/251701.html NHKラジオの放送は、インターネットラジオのほか、スマートフォンやタブレット端末のアプリで受信できます。日本国内からは「らじるらじる」でどうぞご拝聴下さいませ。

Orizuru 2015 donated One Thousand Paper Cranes to Nagasaki Peace Museum(Aug 2, 2016) We received Than you letter from Museum. 
長崎原爆資料館へサポーターの皆様が折って下さった千羽鶴を寄贈しました。
資料館の館長様からもお礼状をいただいました。ご協力下さった皆様ありがとうございました。

Charity Film Screening Event for Kyushu Earthquake in Japan,Miyazaki Prefecture.We donated all profit to Kumamoto City as Earthquake Survivors help. Thank you very much for involve this project.
Specially Meido Elementary School students grade 4-6, Teachers,and PTA.
Miyazaki Kinema Kan and film fan.

2016年夏、九州震災支援「折鶴2015」チャリティー上映会無事終了!
5年前の311東北震災の時にロサンゼルスの日本人ママが行った折鶴募金プロジェクトをこの夏日本で開始し、宮崎県での上映時の全入場料及び全寄付金、ロサンゼルスでの折鶴グッズ全収益金を熊本市役所(熊本震災被災者の方)へ寄付致しました
都城市明道小学校の4-6年生そして教師、PTAの皆様、宮崎キネマ館及び鑑賞参加下さった方、ご協力ありがとうございました。

宮崎県 (Miyazaki Prefecture)
7/22 都城市 明道小学校 1:30 pm- 3 pm
          (Meido Elementary School,Miyakonojyo City)

8/1 宮崎市 宮崎キネマ館 12:50 pm ~13:40pm
           (Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Kinema Kan 12:50 pm ~13:40pm)

Review 
Thank you for support us.Review from Principal,LAUSD veteran teacher, parents and Film Makers. 米国プレミア上映にお越し下さり有り難うございました。
映画関係、学校&教育関係者、父兄のレビューです。

                      Short Film "Orizuru 2015" US Premier
              * This film contains no images or descriptions of war.            
    
Review

The film Orizuru 2015 is an inspiring tribute to the possibilities of peace in our time.  This event dedicated to the inspiration of the film brought by Miyuki Sohara was fully embraced by both parents and students alike. Sadako and 1000 Paper Cranes remains a classic tale that continues to inspire retellings and indeed contemporary reshaping of this compassionate narrative. Our school was privileged to host this event that brought those directly involved with Orizuru 2015 to our campus and community. 


Dan Vorenberg

Head of Mirman School,Los Angeles CA


Orizuru, was a film made out of a passion for peace. Miyuki Sohara, the director, brought multiple communities together, from a micro level, Los Angeles schools, to a macro level between countries.  I was honored to be involved with the process of making cranes, and bringing Sadako's story into my classroom.  Hopefully, Sadako's story will continue to reach children (and adults) all over the world.


Suzanna Zifkin

Elementary School Teacher of Mirman School,Los Angeles CA

 

“Miyuki Sohara’s “Orizuru 2015” is an amalgamation of documentary-type information with dramatic purposefulness that sheds light on a subject long ignored. The crane of peace has never been more necessary and important than it is today.


Randy Greenberg 

Executive Producer


Braddock Drive Elementary School & Gifted Magnet students were treated to a lecture and film clip from Orizuru 2015, a documentary-style film by Miyuki Sohara. Along with distinguished guests from Japan and the United States, Ms. Sohara related the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who constructed 1,000 cranes before dying of radiation exposure contracted from the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.   

Ms. Sohara's artistically constructed film recounts Sadako’s story in a manner that emphasizes forgiveness, understanding and hope.  At the end of the program, Ms. Sohara gave the students in the audience a sheet of origami paper and had each child fold it into a crane. This was a lovely and moving finish to an excellent program, whose message of peace and forgiveness is relevant to our current times and to moviegoers of all ages."

Mrs. Eva Lopez, Principal 

Braddock Drive Gifted Magnet Elementary School(LAUSD)

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and  discussion about Miyuki Sohara's  film “Orizuru 2015”.  The event provided a valuable learning tool for young people that addressed historical events and human responsibility. The discussion touched the hearts of our students and teachers.  We felt so privileged to be able to hear the message straight from Sadako's relatives, Mr. Masahiro Sasaki and Mr. Yuji Sasaki.  Their stories focused on world peace, forgiveness, and perseverance. The touching song about Sadako by her nephew Yuji Sasaki was very emotional and moving. This experience will remain in the minds and hearts of our students and teachers forever. 

Mrs. Schumacher,Principal 
Hickory Elementary School, Torrance, CA

I highly recommend “Orizuru 2015” as a film that provides a valuable learning tool for young people. It teaches about world peace through the well-known story of Sadako Sasaki, who made 1,000 origami cranes before she died of radiation exposure from the Hiroshima bombing of 1945. As a veteran high school teacher, I know that teen-aged students would be moved by Sadako's story and how her example of compassion and forgiveness is needed more than ever in today's world. This film should be an integral part of any curriculum unit on World War II history as well as the continuing dangers of nuclear warfare.  

Amy Uyematsu, former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher

(I taught high school for 32 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District.)

In re-imagining the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes from a modern lens, Orizuru 2015 offers an inspiration message of compassion and understanding which resonates deeply in our modern turbulent times.   Beautifully realized and acted, the film is both poignant and hopeful, and speaks to the widest possible audience. 

(Parents of LAUSD Gifted Magnet School Elementary School and Harvard Westlake Middle School.Y. H, Lawyer)


Congratulations on the fantastic movie.  I was so glad to be able to come see it in a theater and to bring my daughter, with me.  It really made a great impression on her (in addition to the assembly at school).  And the speakers afterwards were very powerful and such a privilege to be able to hear them firsthand and meet them as well.

Thank you so much for letting me know about all your work on this film and congratulations on all the screenings.

My Daughter and I wanted to know if you planned the Los Angeles screenings to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, or was that a coincidence?  Either way, your film is so timely.
Thank you!

Christopher Angel  (Film Director, Editor)
(Parents of LAUSD Gifted Magnet Elementary School Program ) 

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Thank you for attend our special Event and US Premiere Screening.
Donation goes to School Visit Program and Kumamoto and Oita Earthquake donations.We still continue this program. Please click to donation Page.
Thank you.
5月末のUSプレミア上映にお越しいただきましてありがとうございます。
映画及び映画関連の商品の収益金は九州震災の寄附そして学校訪問の経費に充てられます。引き続き皆様のご協力をお願いいたします。

Donation for "Orizuru"
(Please click the picture.
下記の写真をクリックしてください。

▽ 寄付 DONATION
http://www.orizuru2015.com/donation

アメリカ、日本、その他の国にお住まいの方もご参加いただけます。

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School Visit Program
(More Info, please check the ABOUT Page)
Mirman School
(May 25 , 2016, Los Angeles)
Braddock Drive Gifted Magnet Elementary School 
(May 24 2016, LAUSD)
Santa Monica High School
(May 27 2016, Santa Monica & Malibu School District)
Hickory Elementary School
(May 25 2016, Torrance School District)

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Donated the Paper crane and help for Orizuru 2015 Project.*Jan 6 th(Jan 7th in Japan) was Ms Sasaki Sadako's Birthday!

- Mirman School News website-

*1月6日(日本時間 7日) 佐々木禎子さんの誕生日にロサンゼルスのマーマンスクールでプロジェクトの発表をしました。折鶴の寄付他多大なるご協力ありがとうございました。(記事は上記リンクをご覧下さいませ。)

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Hiroshima International Film Festival 2015
Japan 広島国際映画祭 広島EYE招待作品として上映!
World Premier Screening on Nov 23 2015  9: 30 am ~
More info

News(上映会リポート)
http://hiff.jp/en/archives/2193/

Press Conference ( 製作発表&記者会見 広島にて)
http://hiff.jp/archives/1139/


Team "Orizuru" in LA

https://sites.google.com/site/orizuru2015shortfilm/help_cranes/

[ご報告]
皆さまのおかげをもちまして、劇中でプロップとして使用する折鶴の寄付受付は無事終了いたしました。皆さまからの温かいご支援を賜り、深く感謝申し上げます。本当にありがとうございました。

[Report]
The offer for donate paper cranes has been closed.  Thank you very much for all your support and help.


あなたの鶴がスクリーンに映ります!
詳しくは ハートマークの画像をクリック♪

Your cranes will appear on the screen!

English page is HERE


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フォロー&いいね!もよろしくお願いします。

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