This October, the documentary, Tohoku Tomo, will be debuting in the Twin Cities on the 16th in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Asian Languages and Literature.
This is a wonderful, touching film about Japan’s recovery efforts after the terrible earthquake and tsunami on 3/11. This is a film that is very near and dear to our hearts made by a Chicago JET Alum; please come out and support this one-hour documentary. This event is FREE.
When: October 16th
What Time: 6:30 pm
Where: 100 Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota
From the www.TohokuTomo.org website:
In March 2013, Wesley Julian launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to create Tohoku Tomo – a documentary film telling the story of true friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery by the international community following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Julian and a small team traveled across the United States and Japan to interview individuals who have made and continue to make a difference in Tohoku.
Many of these people dropped what they were doing and dedicated themselves to Japan’s recovery. Many of them even took it upon themselves to establish non-profit organizations aimed at connecting with and rebuilding Tohoku and its communities. At the core of all of these organizations are individuals. Many of these groups were founded by members of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET Program). What started as a love of Japan through teaching blossomed into a true friendship and commitment to the Tohoku region. These founders and many other volunteers have truly become friends of Tohoku. They are, in Japanese, Tohoku Tomo.