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Can’t Go Native?: Special Film Screening and Conversation Celebrating the Life and Career of David W. Plath (1930-2022)

Event Type
Film Screening
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium
Sep 29, 2023   6:30 - 8:30 pm  

Join us for a special screening of Can’t Go Native?, a 2011 film by David Plath, followed by a conversation with his grandson/film collaborator Isaac Napell (So Long Asleep) and Illinois colleagues Robert Tierney, Roderick Wilson, and Jason Finkelman.

“Can’t Go Native?” takes a personal look at anthropologist Keith Brown’s life-long relationship with the people of Mizusawa in rural Japan over a half a century. (Produced and directed by David Plath. 2011. 56 minutes.)

The event is free and open to the public. Friends, families and colleagues are welcome and encouraged to join the conversation.

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