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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
A Half Hour Video

Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl, on the threshold of adolescence, 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 action is presented as the camera moves through hundreds of exquisite pastel drawings by Caldecott Award-winning artist, Ed Young.


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