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Films Made in Kasama and Fukushima

Monday, November 16, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester

sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars
  • 7:30 pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Screening of Yuki Kokubo's Kasamayaki (2014, HD, 78 min.)
    • Director in person for intro and Q&A
  • Preceded by Tomonari Nishikawa’s sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars (2014, 35mm, 2 min.)
Filmmaker Yuki Kokubo will join to screen her feature-length debut Kasamayaki (“Made in Kasama”), about returning to Japan to reconnect with her parents in a rural artist community just 90 miles from the Fukushima nuclear reactors devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kokubo’s personal documentary will be preceded by Tomonari Nishikawa’s experimental short sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars, which was produced by burying a 35mm motion picture film negative approximately 15 miles from the site of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant one sunset to sunrise in the summer of 2014.

This event is connected to Joel Neville Anderson’s Fall 2015 course "Women’s Personal Cinema" at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, where Kokubo will be joining as visiting filmmaker Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2-3:15 PM.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/479613128877474

Co-sponsors: Departments of Art & Art History, Earth and Environmental Sciences, History, Modern Languages & Cultures, Film & Media Studies Program, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies

Poster design by Adam Maida
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