When: Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm – 9:15pm
[Arrive after 6:30pm; film will begin at 7:00pm] Where: A private residence in the Chelsea neighborhood (address will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the event)
RSVP: Sign up via Cognito forms by noon on Tuesday, November 13
Please join JETAANY for a private screening of Life Goes On (Ichiyou Raifuku, in Japanese). The screening will be held in a comfortable, private residence. Light snacks (popcorn and chips) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own dinner and beverages.
This film has been very well received by audiences at other chapters’ screenings across the U.S. and adds a new chapter to the story of Tohoku, to those told through Live Your Dream and Tohoku Tomo. While this is not as centered on the JET Program as those earlier films were, it does have some familiar faces; Andy and Jean Anderson appear, along with Shin’ichi and Ryoko Endo, whom we first met in Live Your Dream. Life Goes On, however, expands beyond those stories of the immediate aftermath and spends more time in places like Fukushima that we have not heard much recent news from.
Background on the film
Seven years on from the March 11, 2011, Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, what is life like in the affected prefectures? How do people who have suffered and lost so much carry on? And what does that say about the resilience of the human spirit in the wake of disaster?
This film follows the lives of several survivors of the Triple Disasters of 3.11 in Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures and gives us a window into their daily efforts to keep meaning in their lives and find ways to create something positive out of an overwhelmingly destructive experience.
Check the website for more information and trailer: http://lifegoeson-mov
Please register by noon on Tuesday, November 13 via Cognito forms. Details will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the screening.
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Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org.