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Saturday,
February 20
3:00-5:00 pm

Ainu Mosir (Hosted by East Asian Studies & Religious Studies)
A coming of age tale about Kanto, a 14 year old boy, and a descendant of Japan's indigenous Ainu people, who struggles to come to terms with the recent loss of his father. One day, he learns about the small hole in the cliff in nearby forest that Ainu people considered a path to the other side of the world — where dead people live. Kanto decides to visit the hole, hoping to see his deceased father.
Saturday,
April 3
3:00-5:00 pm
City of Life and Death (Hosted by East Asian Studies & History)
The stories of a conflicted Japanese soldier (Hideo Nakaizumi) and a Chinese officer (Ye Liu) draw attention to the atrocities committed by Japanese forces during the 1937 occupation of Nanking.
  • Movies will be streamed live via Discord, which will allow us to watch the film in high definition and have a virtual conversation afterward (see below for additional resources to help you prepare for the post-film discussion). To join, go to https://discord.gg/zRtVmEN, which will allow you to download the necessary software and take you to the EAST@NCC channel. This is an open invitation, so please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested.
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Movie poster for "Ainu Mosir"
 
Ainu Mosir
Additional Resources
 
The Ainu People
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Ainu Association of Hokkaido
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The Foundation for Ainu Culture
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Interview with Ainu Mosir Director Fukunaga Takeshi
 
Scene from Ainu Mosir with various Ainu engaged in a ritual
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Poster for "City of Life and Death"
 
City of Life and Death
Additional Resources
 
The Nanjing Massacre
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Japanese Imperialism and the Massacre in Nanjing
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War and Reconcilliation: A Tale of Two Countries
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Photographs and Films from Yale University’s “Nanking Massacre Project”
 
Scene from City of Life and Death with Chinese and Japanese armies facing off in the city
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