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|"A richly textured film... that resonates with issues we face today. 'On Paper Wings' documents the power of forgiveness and illuminates our common humanity." --The Asian Reporter
Lynn Redgrave (right) awards the Best Documentary prize to filmmaker Ilana Sol for "On Paper Wings" at the 2008 Kent Film Festival.
June 2019: We have finished our second film, Samurai in the Oregon Sky. This is a second story of post-WWII reconciliation that took place in Oregon. Please check out our website for more info: www.samuraiintheoregonsky.com
RADIOLAB! - We are thrilled to have been featured in a recent Radiolab episode about the balloon bombs. Check out the podcast here. And thanks to the Radiolab team for including us in their story! Also, you can now view the film online. Check our Buy Page for more info.
"On Paper Wings" has screened at 19 festivals and won 7 awards, including the Best Documentary awards at both the Tacoma Film Festival and the Kent Film Festival, and the first ever Film Excellence Award from Film Oregon Alliance. We've also had great screenings at the Japanese American National Museum, a broadcast debut on SOPTV, and many other screenings. To see a complete list of awards and screenings, please visit the Screenings page. Also, check out some reviews below.
Finally, a very special thanks to everyone who came out and packed the Klamath County Museum for our first screenings in 2008. These were followed by a screening at the Oregon Heritage Conference on May 5th, 2008, the 63rd anniversary of the balloon bomb blast in Bly. Many thanks to everyone who helped us hold a screening to remember this day.
Portland Mercury - "A beautiful film... A well-crafted story. You'd better bring a hanky."
Seattle Weekly - "A panoramic portrait of civilians trapped on opposing sides of a conflict beyond their control."
Portland Tribune - "Impressive documentary debut"
The Asian Reporter - "A richly textured film... that resonates with issues we face today. 'On Paper Wings' documents the power of forgiveness and illuminates our common humanity."
All Things Connecticut - Connecticut Public Broadcasting - Click here to view the story that Connecticut Public Broadcasting aired about the 2008 Kent Film Festival, featuring its screening of “On Paper Wings.“
Oregon Humanities Magazine - The Spring 2008 issue features a seven-page article about the making of “On Paper Wings.”
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