Monday, February 10, 2014

East Asian Film Series: "A Normal Life, Please"

The first East Asian film of the spring semester is coming on the February 17th!


A Normal Life, Please (Tokachi Tsuchiya, 2009; in Japanese with English subtitles)

Time: Monday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

Location: IU Cinema


Admission is free, but tickets will be required. Tickets may be obtained through the IU Auditorium box office, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m-5 p.m. or in the IU Cinema lobby 30 minutes prior to screening.


A Normal Life, Please is directed by TSUCHIYA Tokachi, member of the filmmaking collective “Video Act” committed to documenting social injustice in Japan. Following the life of truck-driver Kaikura Nobukazu and his struggles with his employers, this documentary provides an eye-popping account of the repercussions of the Japanese government’s recent steps to relax labor regulations under the pretext of increased competition in the global market. Will justice prevail as Kaikura and his fellow union members take on the company and the yakuza that support them? A Normal Life, Please won best documentary honors at the Raindance Festival. (HD. 70 min. Not Rated.)


East Asian Studies Center

Indiana University

1021 East Third Street

Memorial Hall West 207

Bloomington, IN 47405

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