08/04/15 VAEA & VEFFNY Screening of “Nikkei” (2011) by Kaori Flores Yonekura

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The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts

in collaboration with Venezuelan Film Festival (VEFFNY)

is pleased to host a screening of

Nikkei (2011)

by Kaori Flores Yonekura

NikkeiPoster

Date: Tuesday August 4th, 2015 

Doors open at 6:30pm, screening starts at 7:00pm

Location: WeWork Soho West

67 Charlton St, 2nd Fl.  New York, NY 10014

Nikkei

Kaori Flores Yonekura | 2011 | 120 min

Documentary

Spanish and Japanese with English subtitles

General Admission: $10.00

Friends of VAEA*: free

Contact: 917 285 8232 (VAEA) contact@vaearts.org

 

The search for identity. Cultures crossing continents. In Nikkei, director Kaori Flores Yonekura tells the story of her grandparents’ intrepid journey from Japan to Peru to Venezuela. Along the way, their personal search for a new home is set against the larger backdrop of the history of Japanese immigration to Latin America: from servitude in Peru, to the anti-Japanese media campaigns in World War II, to propaganda and promises of a better life in Venezuela. Nikkei is a fascinating and artfully constructed documentary that uses photographs, animation and personal testimony to reconstruct a subject of Latin American history that is rarely presented in cinema.

Nikkei es el relato de la búsqueda de una identidad cultural cruzando continentes. La directora Kaori Flores Yonekura narra la historia de sus abuelos quienes hicieron el audaz viaje de Japón a Perú, llegando hasta Venezuela; un viaje que también nos transporta al contexto general de la inmigración asiática hacia América Latina, pasando por la esclavitud en los campos peruanos y las campañas mediáticas antijaponesas durante la Segunda Guerra mundial. Nikkei es un retrato fascinante, que utiliza animación y fotografía, para documentar este testimonio personal que reconstruye un tema escasamente representado en el cine latinoamericano actual. 

 

 

About VEFFNY…

VEFFNY, founded by Irene Yibirin, the Venezuelan Film Festival in New York -VEFFNY- previously known as FesNuCive is a carefully curated film festival with the commitment to show the very best of the new Venezuelan cinema to the New York audience -a Window into Venezuela and it’s people trough the lens of the most important directors of this South American country, home of one of the most promising new industries in the region. For more information Click Here.

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