FILM: 'REFUGE IN RELIGION" by Rosa Barbaran, Dec. 5th at Sophia U.

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The Institute of Comparative Culture and the Catholic Jesuit Center join to invite you to a premier of a special film showing


By Rosa Barbaran

Date: December 5th Time: 17:15 
Location: Catholic Jesuit Center, Bldg #2 1st floor 

This short film is about how religion is used as a coping mechanism to survive the strenuous system of refugee and asylum seekers in Japan. The story is about 3 African asylum seekers in Tokyo who endured a previous life of persecution in which religion was prevalent throughout their lives. Once arriving in Japan and encountering even more difficulties, religion becomes the one source of hope, connections and alleviation of their pain, stress, loneliness and suffering while helping them continue fighting to get through their day by day. 

Rosa Barbaran, a graduate of Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University, is now an aspiring independent filmmaker and photographer currently working as a filmmaker of refugee life and politics in Tokyo while supporting the refugee community with her art and volunteer activities in her private time. 

This Event is hosted by Prof. David Slater as part of the Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Collaborative Research Unit, Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research (2018- )