Tokyo Ainu Documentary Screening
In celebration of National Indigenous Day, and to bring awareness of the indigenous people of Japan, we will have a special screening of the documentary Tokyo Ainu directed by Hiroshi Moriya and produced by the Tokyo Ainu Film Production Committee. June 21 is also the summer solstice, or in Japanese 夏至 (geshi), another reason to celebrate and for a chance to cool down after the longest day of the year.
Tokyo Ainu features the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, living in Greater Tokyo (Tokyo and its surrounding areas), who are and actively in promoting their traditional culture in a metropolitan environment away from their traditional homeland, Hokkaido. Shedding a common assumption that all Ainu live in Hokkaido, the film captures the feelings, thoughts and aspirations of Ainu people that who try to follow the Ainu way no matter where they live.
Admission free, RSVP required