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screening of "henoko, oura bay, the sea of life

  • The Terasaki Nibei Foundation 11570 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90064 (map)

A new documentary film by an Okinawan director Keifuku Janamoto follows the lives and experiences of people living in the area around Oura Bay, where construction of a new base as a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station is moving forward.

This is a free screening event made possible by the generous cooperation of the director, Mr. Janamoto, himself. His wishes are that the film will be seen by everyone in the U.S., so the reality of Okinawa can be communicated to U.S. taxpayers, people who can affect real changes in the U.S. policy.

The run-time is 71 minutes. There will be Q&A and discussions afterwards.

The film is a very comprehensive overview of people's struggles in Henoko. It includes interviews of Henoko residents who oppose the construction of the new base through sit-in protest at the U.S. Camp Schwab gates. It also shows pristine natural environment that is being destroyed. History of militarization and occupation in Okinawa is also given.

Please come to this very important event to learn about what is really happening in Okinawa and to support Okinawans in their struggles to recover safe and secure lives without the U.S. military presence.