A Visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Park

70 years ago today, the most devastating and destructive force the world had ever seen was unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan. The atomic bomb destroyed the city and killed nearly half of its inhabitants.

In 1990, Jane Aaron, world class animator who shot just a few documentary videos in her life, went to Japan and created a series of short video vignettes. In this one, she visited the Peace Park in Hiroshima, where millions of people have left paper cranes to wish for peace and to honor Sadako Sasaki, a 10-year-old girl who died from leukemia caused by her exposure to the A-bomb.

Watch the full episode of THE 90’s, “An Impressionistic View of Life in Japan” with more of Jane’s videos, at Media Burn.



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