BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.987@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060729T000000Z DTEND:20060729T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Hollywood Japanese Cultural Institute proudly presents a do cumentary about Japanese Americans living in Japan followed by a discussio n with the filmmaker!\n\nSaturday\, July 29\, 2006\n7pm Reception\n8pm Fil m\n9pm Discussion w/ Art Nomura\n\nAdmission is $5\n\n<a href="http://www. geocities.com/hollywoodjci">www.geocities.com/hollywoodjci</a>\n\nVeteran filmmaker <a>Art Nomura</a> visited Japan for the first time in 2003 at th e age of 57. After years of ambivalence about his Japanese background\, N omura was forced to rethink his feeling toward Japan after his eldest son decided to accept a job near Tokyo. Nomura traveled around Japan intervie wing Japanese Americans who had chosen to live there for the long term. H e found over fifty of them\, and this frank documentary focuses on six Ame ricans of Japanese descent who have chosen to live in the country of their ancestors.\n\nVince\, a web designer from Hanover\, New Hampshire who has lived in Japan for seven years\, states that his decision to leave was co nfirmed after the first U.S. invasion of Iraq\, an event that underscored his distaste for American political hypocrisy. Enson\, a professional fig hter from Honolulu in Japan for thirteen years\, found himself surprised a t the sense of national identity that emerged after he moved: "One of the first times I ever considered myself American was when I went to Japan." <a>Jane</a>\, born and raised in Los Angeles\, came to Japan as a child wi th her family when she was twelve years old. She was shocked at age eight een when her family expected her to stay in Japan and run the family beaut y business. Twenty-five years later she is a rare woman executive of a Ja panese company.\n\nIn addition to a look into the lives of its interviewee s\, <i>Finding Home</i> provides a colorful view of life in Japan\, from b usy downtown streets\, to raucous festivals\, to a freestyle kimono dressi ng competition.\n\nVideo\, 52 minutes\, color\, documentary\n SUMMARY:"Finding Home" Documentary Screening - 7/29/06 - Hollywood Japanese Cultural Institute URL:/en/events/2006/07/29/finding-home-documentary-screening/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR