Film - Documentary | April 23 | 12:45-3 p.m. | 20 Barrows Hall
Miho Aida, EarthGathering
12:45 pm: Doors open & Okinawa sanshin live music
1:00 pm 3:00 pm: Film screening & discussion with director Hanayo Oya
This is a FREE event. Donations at the door will be appreciated.
From Okinawa, Japan - hear the story of a former U.S. Marine who joined Okinawan residents protesting in opposition to the construction of U.S. bases on their island. The documentary reveals the structural violence of the military that afflict both military personnel and local people in Okinawa.
We live in a critical moment as the federal budget calls for an unprecedented $54 billion increase in military spending. This movie calls on us to demand our government to not to support war and its destructive consequences on the environment and lives of Okinawans.
The film will be followed by a Q&A and discussion about the current situation in Okinawa with director Hanayo Oya, led by EarthGathering members and UC Berkeley students from the Nikkei Student Union. This screening will provide English subtitles.
We are grateful for your support, and we thank you in advance for standing in solidarity with Okinawa.
FREE Donations are appreciated.