Center for Japanese Studies
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | July 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, Harp of Burma links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-mans-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream, and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still Buddhas country.