Popcorn & Politics Film: Okinawa: The Afterburn


When:
September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-09-06T19:00:00-04:00
2019-09-06T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
LEPOCO Peace Center
313 W. 4th St.
Bethlehem
Pa 18015
Contact:
LEPOCO Peace Center
6106918730

Okinawa: The Afterburn is a heartfelt plea for peace and an expression of deep respect for the unyielding spirit of the Okinawa people.

This documentary depicts the April 1, 1945, U.S. military invasion of Okinawa which lasted 12 weeks and claimed the lives of some 240,000 people. It also highlights the discrimination and oppression forced upon Okinawa by the U.S. and Japanese governments, from the postwar occupation up to the current controversy over the construction of a new U.S. base at Henoko.

Directed by John Junkerman
Produced by Yamagami Tetsujiro
148 minutes, 2015

Attendees are encouraged to bring a beverage or snack to share.

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