Title: SADAKO AND THE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES
Set in 1955, Sadako And The Thousand Cranes is a true story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl, on the threshold of adolescence, who developed leukemia from 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. As Sadako folds the paper cranes, viewers hearts lift, lift with hope. Eleanor Coerr's classic story is vividly told by Liv Ullmann. Liv tells this poignant story with music performed by George Winston. The action is presented as the camera moves through hundreds of exquisite pastel drawings by Cadecott award-winning artist Ed Young.
Media ID: 13035
Length: 30 Min.
Publisher: Weston Woods Studios
Level: I, JH, SH, A
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult