Sunday, August 16, 2009

Article 9, Japanese Pacifism, and American Militarism

Another announcement from H-Japan:

Film director John Junkerman will introduce his film "Japan's Peace Constitution" (2005) during his lecture/discussion about the Japanese Constitution's Article 9 within the broad context of Japanese pacifism and American militarism.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:00 pm
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Admission: Free
Language: English (no Japanese translation provided)

Born in Milwaukee, the United States, Mr. Junkerman is a leading American filmmaker attempting to raise public awareness through his films on various socio-political and historical issues facing Japan and the global community. His first film was Hellfire—A Journey from Hiroshima (1986). A co-production with John Dower, the noted historian, it is based on his interviews with Iri and Toshi Maruki, Japanese artists known for their “Genbaku no zu (Hiroshima Murals),” paintings dealing with the aftermath of the atomic bombing, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988. His Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times (2002) gives viewers a rare opportunity to listen to and reflect on the critical discourse of Noam Chomsky, one of the most important public intellectuals and political dissidents of our time.

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