Pray for Japan: Documentary Film Showing & Discussion

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Venue:Morikami Theater

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Pray for Japan
-A Documentary Film-
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm (museum doors open 5:45pm)
Cost: $10 (Members $7) (Advance ticket purchase required)
Location: Morikami Theater

Talk and Q&A with Director Stu Levy
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 in Tohoku, Japan was one of the worst disasters in recorded history. In times of crisis, every person has a choice: every man for himself; or to be greater that that, and reach out to one's neighbors. In the face of this unprecedented catasthrophe, the people of Ishinomaki, the largest coastal city in Tohoku chose to pull together and help each other. People from all over Japan - and from all over the world - descended on the town to relieve suffering and help move the city and its people towards recovery. This is a movie about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It is a tale of victims becoming volunteers, and volunteers becoming heroes. Pray for Japan's message is one of compassion, selflessness and hope - an inspiration for our daily lives.

About the speaker
Stu Levy is an international entrepreneur, producer, director, and writer across media including graphic novels, film, and television, and new media. Levy is founder of the pioneering media company Tokyopop and is known for being one of the people who introduced the English-speaking world to manga, a uniquely Japanese form of comics. Levy has directed two feature films, Pray for Japan and Van Von Hunter. His first major studio feature film as Executive Producer was Priest, released theatrically worldwide in 2011 through Sony Pictures. Fluent in Japanese, Levy also serves as chair of the Producers Guild of America's International Committee and was previously a board member of its New Media Council.

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