This Friday, director Toko Shiiki and composer Erik Santos will be screening and talking about their documentary Threshold: Whispers from Fukushima. If you are in the area, the event is free and open to public and will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments. Threshold is an award-winning documentary that examines the experience of several musicians from the Fukushima area after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 2011.
Date: 4/15/2016 (Friday)
Location: Tomson Hall 280, St. Olaf College
Official Blurb: Director Toko Shiiki focuses on the role of music as a positive and unifying force that supports a recovering community. She writes, “Finding and nurturing one’s happiness to continue living a healthy life is a fundamental human concern. No matter where we live, we must face this. The people in Fukushima have such inspiring sounds and stories to share with the world. From these positive people, perhaps we might learn and remember something important and unexpected.”
Whether you are in Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, Music, or Art — I think the film will bring a lot of unique perspectives. Congratulations to Kendra Strand for all of her hard work organizing. Hope to see you there!