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Japanese Film Expert to Speak at Creighton

Janpanese Film Expert to Speak at Creighton and Film Streams

Japanese film and literature expert Norboru Tomonari, Ph.D., will speak about the representation of Koreans in Japanese cinema at 4 p.m. Monday, March 10, in room 104 of Creighton University’s Skutt Student Center. A reception will follow.

Tomonari, director of East Asian Studies at Carleton College, will also lead a discussion later that evening following the 7 o’clock showing of the film “Under the Moon” at Film Streams, 1340 Webster St.

His talk titled, “Searching for the Moon: The Korean Filmakers in Contemporary Japan,” is part of the continuing Japan Foundation Midwest Film Festival presented partnership with Creighton University and Film Streams.

The series features five contemporary Japanese films, each showing on a Monday evening from February 18 to March 17. The films featured in the 2008 Japan Foundation Film Festival explore a variety of themes: adolescent and young adult life, marriage and family life, ethnic relations between Japanese and ethnic Koreans born in Japan, and the status of women in contemporary Japan.

The final film in the series, “Linda, Linda, Linda” will be shown Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Creighton University law professor Bruce Aronson and Daphne Hyun-Jin Aronson, Kutak Rock, LLP, will lead the post-show discussion.

The festival is underwritten by the Japan Foundation New York, Creighton University, Film Streams, and the Omaha Sister Cities Association.