Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quarterly Zainichi Film Festival:::100 Years of Crossing Between Busan and Shimonoseki: Three Generations of Zainichi Koreans

Eclipse Rising and EastSide Arts Alliance present
100 years of Crossings Between Busan and Shimonoseki:
Three Generations of Zainichi Koreans

Sunday, September 6th at September 6th 1PM
Eastside Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd. at 23rd Ave., Oakland
(510) 533-6629

About the film: The documentary takes us back to the history of Korean migration to Japan; their lives under the colonial rule and after the liberation are exposed through the narratives of 1st and 2nd generation Zainichi Koreans in Shimonoseki, Japan.
The film
then takes a turn to the 3rd generation Zainichi Koreans who cross the straits,just as their 1st generation grandparents did, but in a reverse course - from Japan to Korea.

Eclipse Rising
is a US-based Zainichi Korean group founded in the winter of 2008, by Zainichi Koreans who came together in the Bay Area to recognize and celebrate the rich and unique history of Koreans in Japan, promote Zainichi community development, peace and reunification, and work for social justice for all minorities in Japan and around the world.

e-mail: eclipserising@gmail.com blog: www.eclipserising.blogspot.com Find us on Facebook!

Eastside Arts Alliance is dedicated to nurturing and supporting the work of the Lower San Antonio District's African American, Latino/Chicano, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Indigenous artists and cultural workers, many of whom have not found a home within Oakland's mainstream arts community.

ESAA Website: www.eastsideartsalliance.com

Suggested Donation: $7-15

Film is in Japanese (and partly Korean) with English subtitles


    From BART, get off on Fruitvale BART and walk several blocks west on International Boulevard or walk 1 block north to International Boulevard and take 1R bus west to East Side Arts Alliance. For travel planner link,http://tripplanner.transit.511.org/mtc

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