Kyoto JALT:

Stories that Need to be Told - A Film Screening by an Award-winning Japanese-Canadian

Date: Sunday, July 12th, 2009 Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Linda Ohama

Description:
Linda Ohama, a Japanese-Canadian filmmaker and visual artist, will show and discuss her international award-winning film, Obaachan's Garden, the story of a remarkable journey of strength, love and determination of one woman's life of over 100 years. This is a moving film about the life of Asayo Imamoto Murakami, born in Onomichi, Hiroshima-ken, who was sent to Canada in 1923. She was the last picture bride living in Canada when she passed away just short of her 105th birthday. Her first home and flower garden in Canada are now a national historic site and museum. Ohama, the granddaughter of the film's heroine, will share some behind-the-scenes experiences of the making of this film and also speak of her work on her next film. Ohama will also speak about her artwork and the community work she has been involved in both in Canada and Japan.

Doors open at 1:30, presentation starts at 2:00.
Japanese subtitles.

Linda Ohama, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian, is an accomplished filmmaker, visual artist, educator, and an active citizen, strongly committed to preserving cultural heritage and promoting educational and cultural exchange. Her artwork and films have received numerous international awards. She is currently in Japan working on her next project.

This event is co-sponsored by Kyoto JALT, Osaka JALT, SIETAR Kansai and Osaka Gakuin University.

Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kyoto JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: members and students 500 yen
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Osaka Gakuin University, Building 2, near Hankyu Shojaku and JR Kishibe stations

Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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