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A Japanese Film Festival jointly organized by the Embassy of Japan and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya will be held at the E.O.E. Pereira Theatre (Faculty of engineering) University of Peradeniya, from 17th to 18th August 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka.
The films to be screened at this film festival are;
17th August 2012 at 6.00 p.m. - “Wanko” ~ The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog. This is a miraculous story of friendship and the indelible bond between a dog, a boy and his family based on true events of a family torn apart by an unimaginable natural disaster.
18th August at 10.00 a.m. - “Fukushima Hula Girls” - The location of this film is situated in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 where hula dancers called “Hula Hawaiians”, had tried to overcome and re-build a devastated resort hotel called “Spa Resort Hawaiians” in “Iwaki City” as a first step of reconstruction of Fukushima. The story tells us how they faced to everyday living with the energy issues and how they struggled until its re-opening.
18th August at 2.30 p.m. - “Quartet” - This musical film celebrates the story of a family reunited by their love for classical music than for kinship. Filmed during the Great East Japan Earthquake, over 700 volunteers supported the completion of this film in hopes of a speedy recovery from the devastations of the disasters.
Admission to view these films is free of charge to the general public and seat allocations will be on a first-come first-served basis.