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Protesting a Foreign Military Presence Lecture, Feb 23

Date: Thursday - February 23, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Student Center, Sprague/Carlton Room

Protesting a Foreign Military Presence: Japanese Resistance, US Military, and A Discussion of the film ANPO: Art X War

Thursday, February 23, 1:30-3:00

Student Center, Sprague/Carlton Room

This event will feature clips from the recent documentary film ANPO: Art X War and a discussion of the film with its director Linda Hoaglund.

ANPO: Art X War is a documentary film that reveals the story of resistance to U.S. military bases which remain in Japan today, through a collage of paintings, photographs, anime, films, and music by Japan’s most respected artists. These artists and their art portray the devastating impact of the struggle against the U.S. military presence, which erupted into a democratic, national uprising in 1960.

Linda Hoaglund wrote and produced Wings of Defeat, a feature documentary about Kamikaze survivors. She was born in Kyoto, the daughter of American missionary parents, and raised in rural Japan where she attended Japanese public schools. After graduating from Yale University, she worked as a bilingual news producer for Fuji TV, the Japanese television network. She later worked as a producer for an independent American film production company. Since 1996, she has subtitled 200 Japanese films. She represents Japanese directors abroad and serves as an international producers liaison. She served as the Film Curator for the Japan Society in New York from 2005 - 2007 and curated Columbia University's 2008Japanese Film Series, “Out of the Ashes.” In 2004, she received a commendation from the Foreign Minister of Japan for her work promoting Japanese film abroad.

Sponsored by International Area Studies Committee, East Asian Studies Committee, Provost's Office, History Department, and Modern Languages Department

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