The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled a free screening of the documentary film “Paper Lanterns” 7 p.m. Friday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
The atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war. For decades, the families of these Americans weren’t informed about the fates of their loved ones. “Paper Lanterns” tells the story of Shigeaki Mori, the man who spent more than 35 years tracking down their stories following the end of World War II. Thanks to his efforts, the names of those 12 Americans are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and their relatives have learned the truth.