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Euroasia Shorts at the Japan Information and Cultural Center

  • JICC, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
EuroAsia Shorts 2016: France + Japan    June 8, 2016 | Wednesday at 6:30PM | JICC Auditorium

EuroAsia Shorts 2016: France + Japan

June 8, 2016 | Wednesday at 6:30PM | JICC Auditorium

EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C.

The JICC, together with Alliance Française de Washington DC, is proud to present a selection of Japanese and French short films during EuroAsia Shorts 2016 (June 6-10). Exploring this year's theme of "What is home?" these films delve into concepts of belonging and will be discussed by a film panel following the screening.

Come join us at the Japan Information and Culture Center on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30PM for this cross-cultural event!

Born With It (生まれつき)
Japan | 2013 | 17 min | Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour

A young half-Japanese boy is forced to prove to his Japanese peers that his dark skin is not a "disease".

The Lasting Persimmon (なごり柿)
Japan | 2015 | 15 min | Directed by Kei Chikaura

When Risaki returns home to a wintry countryside in Yamagata, she is brought back to the unchanging snowy life of her home village and beloved family.

Nadira et la Mauve
France | 2013 | 3 min | Directed by Sabine Allard and Marie-Jo Long, Co-authored by Rémi Dumas

The film explores the special importance a traditional dish - mallow tagine - has to one woman and her family. It is the second in this series of 4 films entitled "Picking Fruit: Urbanity by the Root," from the SAFI collective.

The Lobster's Cry (Le Cri du homard)
France | 2012 | 30 min | Directed by Nicolas Guiot

A Russian soldier returns from war service in Chechnya. Though greeted warmly by his family, he seems unable to adjust.

This film contains some scenes of violence.


Jean-François Hans

General Delegate of the Alliance Française Foundation of the US

Prof. Ichiro Hanami

Assistant Professor of Japanese Language Literature, George Washington University

Please note that all films are unrated.