A collection of surprisingly joyful drawings created by school children living among the ruins of Hiroshima in 1947 becomes the heart and soul of this true, inspiring story about an exchange of gifts between Americans and Japanese after a devastating war. This powerful documentary about reconciliation and the power of gift introduces the children artists (now in their late 70’s) who reflect on their early lives amidst the rubble of their destroyed city and the hope they shared through their art. In 2010, the newly restored drawings, buried for decades deep inside All Souls Church in Washington D.C., are taken back to Japan where they are reunited with the artists and exhibited in the very building where they were created.
This event is free and open to the public. For the full 2017 Asian Heritage Month Calendar of Events, please visit our website at www.wright.edu/ana or stop by the Asian and Native American Center in 154 Millett.