A film screening and conversation with director Linda Hoaglund
“ANPO” is a Japanese term referring to the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty, which allows for stationing American troops and bases in Okinawa and elsewhere in Japan. In 1960, public resentment and concerns about this military presence boiled over into massive popular demonstrations. Japanese artists attempted to both chronicle and contribute to this resistance movement with a rich range of works, including many large-scale paintings that remain little known outside of Japan. Contemporary artists continue to engage the problems generated by the bases.
Linda Hoaglund’s ANPO: Art X War vividly captures this story of cultural politics. Art in America praises the film as lavishly shot and providing “the first comprehensive treatment in any format” of Japanese artistic responses to security concerns. Pulitzer Prize winning historian John Dower describes ANPO as “an important film that opens windows to a Japan most people have never seen and to the complexity of U.S.-Japan relations.”
Linda Hoaglund is a filmmaker and translator. She produced the acclaimed documentary Wings of Defeat (2007), about Japanese kamikaze pilots, and has written subtitles for over 200 films, including those by Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; RSVP recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828.
Fromm Hall, USF Main Campus, 2130 Fulton Street
Enter from Parker Ave. near Golden Gate Ave. <MAP>
Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim.
Co-sponsored by the Japan Society of Northern California, the Asia Society of Northern California and the Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture at San Francisco State University.