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A documentary film about Sadako Sasaki, an iconic figure in Hiroshima whose life in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of the city in World War II inspired many stories about wishes for peace, is in the process of production, her family said recently.

Sadako, who died at age 12 of radiation-induced leukemia, 10 years after the bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, began a challenge while in a hospital bed to fold 1,000 paper cranes after she learned of the legend that doing so will make a wish come true.

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