Asian Movie Night x Bak: Ushiku Screening + Panel Discussion
𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐔𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐤𝐮, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫, 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐁𝐚𝐤 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐥.
𝘜𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘬𝘶 |𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘈𝘴𝘩 | 2021 | 𝘑𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘯 | 87' | 𝘌𝘕 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘴
𝘋𝘈𝘛𝘌 | 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 7𝘵𝘩 𝘖𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘳
𝘛𝘐𝘔𝘌 | 19:00 - 22:00
𝘝𝘌𝘕𝘜𝘌 |𝘉𝘢𝘬, 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘦𝘭𝘦 𝘬𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘵, 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘸𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘢𝘵 13𝘈, 3512 𝘛𝘎 𝘜𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘵, 𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴
𝘛𝘐𝘊𝘒𝘌𝘛 | 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘙𝘚𝘝𝘗 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘥
On the eve of Japan's recent – and highly contentious – immigration reform efforts, with a hidden camera, the director bypasses the media blackout the government has imposed on its immigration centres, bringing viewers into immediate contact with the detainees, many of whom are refugees seeking asylum. The documentary delves deep into the horrible reality of physical and mental abuse that prevails in these centres. Japan has a notoriously cruel immigration policy and has accepted only 0,4% of refugee applicants over the last ten years.
“Ushiku” exposes the hostile nature of Japan’s hushed up discriminatory immigration system and the human rights violations it imbues, against a background of the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic and with the spectacle of the Tokyo Olympics looming on the immediate horizon. In a country that portrays itself as the emblem of politeness and “omotenashi” hospitality, this documentary spotlights an especially harrowing truth that is urgent for more attention.
*𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦.
After the screening, there will be an after talk with the director 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙨 𝘼𝙨𝙝 and members from Dutch activist groups 𝙈𝙞𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚, 𝙎𝙚𝙝𝙖𝙦 and 𝙋𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙮𝙖 𝙆𝙪𝙞𝙧, namely 𝙅𝙪𝙣 𝙎𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙮, 𝙉𝙞𝙨𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙚𝙧, and 𝘼𝙡𝙚𝙟𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙖 𝙊𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙯 to expand the discussion on migration policy, borders, empathy, and relate it back to our own context in the Netherlands, espeically focused on the BIPOC queer struggles.
18:30 𝘋𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯
19:10 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨
20:40 𝘌𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 + 𝘵𝘦𝘢 / 𝘤𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬
20:55 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘭 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 + 𝘘&𝘈
21:45 𝘌𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵