Paper City is a feature-length documentary about survivors of the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo—the most destructive air raid in history, which killed more than 100,000 people. A film by Australian Tokyo-based director Adrian Francis.

TW interviewed Francis in 2022: “Francis, in Paper City, follows three survivors of the firebombing around the eastern district of Morishita and surrounding areas. The survivors talk of huge fires and whole blocks of the area absolutely incinerated with people jumping into the local river (which was also ablaze) in order to survive. The interviewees talk about losing brothers, sisters and parents and the devastating aftermath of this groundbreaking moment in WWII.”

Paper City will be screened with English subtitles.