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IHJ Artists' Forum
John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson
Title: "An Abundance of Crows"
Date: July 9th, 2010 7:00 PM
Place: IHJ Lecture Hall
Language: English with consecutive Japanese translation
Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission
John and Kristine, recipients of the Japan-US Creative Artists' Grant, are filmmakers who collaborate in making documentary essays. On a previous trip to Japan, they were impressed by the large number of crows living in Tokyo's urban environment. Their research led them to the realization that the way crows and people live together in Tokyo can teach us a lot about Japanese society and ourselves. In this forum, the two filmmakers will discuss their concept of the documentary essay illustrated with clips from previous works and their current work-in-progress, "An Abundance of Crows". The film includes interviews with such diverse people as a Buddhist priest, an ornithologist, and a homeless activist.
For information or reservations please contact the International House of Japan Program Office: 03-3470-3211.
Online reservations can be made at http://www.i-house.or.jp