"折鶴~Orizuru 2015~" US Premier
Fri,May 27 2016 - Thu, Jun 2 2016
Laemmle Royal Theatre(West LA)
* This film contains no images or descriptions of war.
"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.
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)
We will participate in the International Day Of Peace Event at The Untied Nations in NY and Harvard University in Boston.
Support to donation for High School students and Hibakusha from Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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。
Short Film "Orizuru 2015" US Premier
* This film contains no images or descriptions of war.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher Angel (Film Director, Editor)
(Parents of LAUSD Gifted Magnet Elementary School Program )
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.
Donation for "Orizuru"
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School Visit Program
(More Info, please check the ABOUT Page)
(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)
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。）
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 ~
Press Conference ( 製作発表＆記者会見 広島にて）
The offer for donate paper cranes has been closed. Thank you very much for all your support and help.
Your cranes will appear on the screen!
English page is HERE