Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Feb. 17 East Asian Film Series: "A Normal Life, Please (2009)"

The first showing of the Spring 2014 East Asian Film Series will be on Monday, February 17. Tickets are required--see information below.


Spring 2014 East Asian Film Series  (Presented by the East Asian Studies Center and the IU Cinema)


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

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: IU Cinema


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.)


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.


For further information, contact the East Asian Studies Center at 855-3765 or at


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