Paper City tells the story of three survivors of the 1945 fire-bombing of Tokyo as they launch one final campaign to leave behind a record of this forgotten tragedy—before the last of them passes away. Using paper as a central metaphor—a means of documenting the past that is as fragile as life itself—Paper City will explore the power and frailty of memory. And, in giving a voice to the Tokyo survivors, it will shine a light on the lasting impact of civilian-targeted air raids.
Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia
Financed with support from the Documentary Australia Foundation
Writer & Director – Adrian Francis
Director of Photography – Brett Ludeman
Calligraphy Artist – Hiromi Edo