2017 / Documentary film screening: “OKINAWA: The Afterburn” June 24, 25, 27

Okinawa The Afterburn Urizun no Ame

Documentary film screening: “OKINAWA: The Afterburn” June 24, 25, 27

Film   OKINAWA: The Afterburn (Okinawa: Urizun no Ame)

Directed by John Junkerman
Produced by YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro

148 minutes/Color/HD 16:9/Stereo 5.1 ch © 2015 SIGLO
http://okinawa-urizun.com/   (Japanese only)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/0rErr6jCx10

Screening Schedule

Saturday, June 24, 7PM
OAA Center, Yamauchi Building
16500 South Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90247
Screening with Director John Junkerman
Free for Okinawa Association of America members, $5 for the public
RSVP before event: (310) 532-1929, or oaamensore@gmail.com

Sunday, June 25, 3PM
The Terasakai Nibei Foundation
11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Screening with Director John Junkerman
Free admission
RSVP before event: (310) 479-6101 ext. 134, or nibei@nibei.org

Tuesday, June 27, 5:30PM
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library (Meeting Room)
3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501
Free admission (screening only)
RSVP before event: (310) 532-1929, or oaamensore@gmail.com

Split into four parts, Academy Award-nomiated director John Junkerman covers World War II’s devastating Battle of Okinawa in 1945, the U.S. military occupation of Okinawa, the trauma and complexities of war and occupation, and the ongoing protests against the bases that still operate on the islands.

Most impressive is the vast scope of the film: the director approaches each topic from all possible angles, interviewing Okinawan civilians who survived the war, former U.S. and Japanese military servicemen, organizers, reporters, and professors.

These firsthand accounts provide comprehensive insight into the history and current status of the U.S. military presence in Okinawa, and the many complexities that come with it.

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