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AsiaLENS: Abandoned

AsiaLENS: Abandoned/Eri Kitada (In-person screening+Online conversation with scholar)

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Location
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Date
Apr 12, 2022   7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Speaker
Eri Kitada (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)
Cost
Free
Contact
Jason Finkelman
E-Mail
finkelma@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
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Abandoned: The Stories of Japanese War Orphans in The Philippines and China

A film by Hiroyasu Obara. 2020. 98 minutes.In-person screening. Online conversation with scholar Eri Kitada (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 7pmSPURLOCK MUSEUM600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, ILAdmission FreeFACE MASKS REQUIRED TO BE WORN

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Addressing issues around family and transnationalism, citizenship and empire, and history and memory across East and Southeast Asia, this documentary film traces forgotten and disappeared Japanese communities in the Philippines and former Manchuria by shedding light on the perspectives of migrants’ children now approaching the end of their lives. Testimonies in the film illuminate the afterlives of communities and families grappling with the legal, economic, and emotional questions of the historically fraught diaspora.

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