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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Immediate Release:
August 01, 2005

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

A Film Installation
Part of the Nobel Film Series at the Exploratorium
August 6, 2005, noon-3pm


In conjunction with the exhibition The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity, the Exploratorium presents the final event in its Nobel Film Series on August 6, 2005. A film installation, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, is on view at the Exploratorium from noon to 3pm and is included in the price of admission to the museum. This installation is shown in conjunction with the Peace Day Nobel special event at the Exploratorium on August 6.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (digital projection, 30 min.) is a meditative film that tells the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl. On the threshold of adolescence, Sadako 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 camera moves through hundreds of exquisite pastel drawings by Caldecott Award-winning artist, Ed Young.

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