Japanese Film Screening at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK - 2nd May

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May 2, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, East Asian History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

CJS Film Screening: 17 Short Lived and Director Q&A

2nd May 2019, 0.01 Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Dear colleagues,

Apologies for possible cross-posting.

On Thursday 2nd May, the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, will be hosting a free screening of the film 17 Short Lived (2014), directed by Takao Saiki. Saiki-san is flying from Japan to the UK and will join us for the screening and will also be taking part in a Q&A session after the film.

Film Synopsis: 

A survivor from WWII in Okinawa, Japan, Miyagi Michiko talks about her life-changing experiences. She couldn't talk about it for 44 years, because she thought she would be arrested by the Japanese government if she did. Nothing was told to the student corps while they were serving as nurses in the battlefield, because the Japanese government and military was secretive. Graduation ceremony was held inside a bomb shelter so none of the parents attended. She could never forget about her school mate, Secchan, because she was the only one she witnessed the moment of her passing. She doesn't know how and where in the field the rest of her friends were killed. 555 high school girls were drafted to become nurses. 194 of them died.

The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. You can read more about the film on its official website: http://size.com/17/story.html

The screening is open to all to attend, and there is no need to register your place. Please note, however, that seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For updates about the screening, you can register your interest on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395850584546826/

The screening will be held in the Julian Study Centre Lecture Theatre (0.01) on the UEA campus (https://goo.gl/maps/ZCnDL3k9Zjy). The screening will start at 18:30 and the evening will end at 21:00. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Centre for Japanese Studies at cjs@uea.ac.uk and follow us on Twitter @CJS_Uea to stay up to date with news from the Centre. 


Dr Christopher J Hayes

Project Officer, Centre for Japanese Studies

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