Cranes Of Hope

Documentary Short



Cranes of Hope is a documentary short about thousands of origami cranes, a boy named David Heard and the power of his dreams.






Duration: 17 minutes

Year: 2011

Director: Nandini Sikand




Premiered at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 2011.

Southside Film Festival in Bethlehem, PA, 2012.

Invited Screening to Third Thursdays, Southside Film Festival, PA, 2012.

DVD’s screened at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg in Muhlenberg, PA, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, Mattel Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, PA, Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in New York, NY, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital – Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Columbia, SC, The Patrick Dempsey Center in Lewiston, ME, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and several others.




Fundraising tool for pediatric cancer in cooperation with the Heard Family.




Documentary by Prof. Nandini Sikand Chronicles Life of David Heard and National Crane Project


National Crane Project