Free Film Series FUKUSHIMA HULA GIRLS (Ganbappe Hula Girls!)

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Apr 20128 Apr 201211

Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd floor
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Wednesday August 8, 6:30pm and Saturday August 11, 2:00pm

FUKUSHIMA HULA GIRLS (Ganbappe Hula Girls!)
Dir. Kobayashi Masaki, 2011, Japan
Co-presented by: Japan Information Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago  

The holiday theme park Spa Resort Hawaiians, constructed in 1966 to breathe life back into the ailing mining town of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, faces renewed challenges in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis that devastated the region in March 2011. Following the resort’s path to recovery as it shelters disaster victims, undergoes structural rebuilding, and faces the arduous task of luring back holiday visitors, this riveting documentary provides unique insight into the staggering ramifications of the earthquake and its aftermath.100 minutes. Japanese with English subtitles.
To view the film's trailer, please click here


intrepidmouse . Last modified Apr 03, 2012 4:23 p.m.

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