Bright Family Screening Room,
Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6 PM - 9 PM
In the aftermath of WW2 the Bikini Atoll was used by the United States as a testing ground for Nuclear and Thermonuclear technology until 1957. In 1954 the largest test - the detonation of a Hydrogen bomb in Operation Castle Bravo - resulted in a significant amount of fallout that impacted inhabited areas. Among the exposed in the incident was the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru with a crew of 23, who at the time was outside of the "danger zone" declared by the US Government. While history has documented the plight of the Daigo Fukuryu Maru, the reality is many other boats also outside the "danger zone" were similarly exposed. Now 59 years later, a documentary crew in Japan revisits the incident and interviews surviving fishermen, including some from other Japanese boats in the area, to bring to light an ordeal whose full impact has been kept in the dark by both the US and Japan governments.
Discussion moderated by Prof. John Gianvito, Dept. of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, who is the director of a documentary film "Wake (Subic)". Dr. Kimberly Icreverzi who specializes Japanese Cinema study and teaches Japanese Cinema at Emerson College and Boston University will join the discussion.
The director of the film, Mr. Hideaki Ito and a member of victim family, Ms. Misa Kawaguchi will come from Japan and attend the discussion.
6 - 6:45 pm Reception at Emerson Urban Art: Media Art, Gallery 25 Avery Street, Boston MA 02111
7 - 8:30 pm Screening at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111. Doors open 6:30 pm
8:30 - 9 pm Panel Discussion at Bright Family Screening Room
Free admission, open to the public.
"X Years Later 2014"
Directed by Hideaki Ito, documentary, 90 minutes, Japan, 2014.
This screening is a part of Boston Japan Film Festival.
Supported by: Department of Visual and Media Art, Emerson College
International Graduate Student Organization
Films from the Margin
“X YEARS LATER 2014” is an edited version of award-winning film “X YEARS LATER”(2012) and clips from a TV program.
For more information please contact Mitsuko Nakagawa at email@example.com