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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Documentary Film "Rokkashomura Rhapsody" in Vancouver

Peace Philosophy Centre Presents:

A Documentary Film

"Rokkashomura Rhapsody"

Directed by Hitomi Kamanaka

Produced by Group Gendai


102 minutes

English Version (Narration in English by Director Kamanaka, and Japanese parts with English subtitles)

Dates and Times:

Tuesday June 17th - 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM

Thursday June 19th - 10:00 AM (CANCELLED) 2:00 PM (CANCELLED)

Saturday July 5th - 2:00 PM

(Door opens 15 minutes prior to each screening time.)

Location: Peace Philosophy Centre (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
* Exact location will be provided by email to those who reserved.

Admission: $5 General; $3 Students

Reservation Required: Email or call604-619-5627 with your name, number of people coming, and which day and time you would like to attend.

Children are welcome. Please give the number and ages of children at the time of reservation. Please bring children's activities e.g. snacks,drawing, crafts, to keep them busy during the film. It is caregiver's responsibility to ensure children's safety during the event. Please note that 8 PM screening on June 16th is for over 12 years old only.

Japan imports 28% of its uranium from Canada. Much of that is used in the more than 50 nuclear reactors throughout Japan. This film is about how local citizens are coping with the construction of a giant nuclear reprocessing plant in Rokkashomura, a remote village in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Japan, while its self-sufficiency rate of energy is only 4%, boasts only 50% reliance on oil as energy source, but this film asks - at what cost?

For more information about the film, here is Yumiko Kikuno's report of the recent screening of Rokkashomura Rhapsody in Yokohama.

Here is the event information in Japanese.

We hope to see many of you there!

Peace Philosophy Centre

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