A Japanese glance at Latin America - The International Rome Film Festival 2010 at the NIHMP
The cultural association Nuovi Orizzonti Latini organises a film exhibition dedicated to Japanise immigration in Latin America at the NIHMP, on 30 and 31 October 2010 (7.00 pm).
The film exhibition “A Japanese Glance at Latin America” is part of the Section Festival Echoes of the International Rome Film Festival 2010 and is the 7th meeting with the cinema of Latin America.
Four films shot in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru by the three Japanese directors Ann Kaneko, Toshifumi Matsushita and Tizuka Yamasaki, who will participate in the event, are proposed. An origami exhibition by Gabriele Castillo is provided as a side event.
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Presentation of the film exhibition
Peru was the first Latin American country to host Japanese immigrants. Francisco Japón's arrival is dated 1596; whereas, the landing of ships full of Japanese in Peru, and years later in Brazil, goes back to the beginning of the Twentieth century. Then the Japanese immigration expanded towards Bolivia, consisting in those who did not resist to sicknesses, the weather, and exhausting work.
In the beginning, the immigrants worked in the agriculture, but then many changed jobs. Immigration enriches those who leave but also those who host, in their dialogue with new cultures, although it is not always easy.