Written and Directed by
Sound Design by
Orizuru is a tribute to Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who developed leukemia as a result of radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as recovery from illness. Having folded only 644 before her death, her friends completed and buried them all with her. The Thousand Origami Cranes has become a symbol of world peace through Sasaki's story. Follow Sadako as a crane from her first steps to her final breath in this journey through Japanese history and art.
Won 'Best First Animated Short Film' at the AniMazSpot Festival 2011 in Burbank, CA
Selection for the New York International Film Festival 2011
Selection for the 2010 Vancouver Asian Film Festival: