Thursday, August 19, 2021

"Ushiku" to screen online in the US in Japan Cuts FF

映画「牛久」アメリカ上映!Friends in the US: "Ushiku" will be screening ONLINE in the Japan Society's JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film starting TOMORROW (Aug 20) through Sept 2.

From the JAPAN CUTS catalog:

"(The film) utilizes hidden cameras to interview detainees at Ushiku beginning in late 2019, who detail inadequate medical treatment, failure to recognize trans peoples’ gender identity, physical abuse and hunger strikes, all as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic rages in the background, and Japan promotes a surface-level image of acceptance and inclusion in the name of the Tokyo Olympics."
For more about Japanese Immigration facilities:
The family of Wishma, a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at a Japanese immigration center, said she was "treated like a dog" after the government disclosed Thursday security camera footage of her final days.
Wishma is the 17th detainee to die at a Japanese immigration center since 2007, according to the Immigration Services Agency.
映画「牛久」アメリカ上映!アメリカの友人へ。「牛久」がジャパン・ソサエティーの「JAPAN CUTS」でオンライン上映されます。明日(8月20日)から9月2日まで、ジャパン・ソサエティーの「JAPAN CUTS:Festival of New Japanese Film」でオンライン上映されます。
JAPAN CUTSのカタログより。

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