Monday, October 31, 2011

this months posting will be a bit late ...

Film and talk on human rights in Burma
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 (Public Holiday), 1300 ~ 1630

Yokohama Gino Bunka Kaikan
(3 min. walk from JR Kannai Station, south side (not the baseball stadium side), facing Odori Koen)
Admission: ¥800

Film and talk on human rights in Burma
Sunday, Nov 6, 2011, 1400 ~ 1730

Nihon Daigaku Hogakubu, Misakimachi Campus, Bldg. #3, Rm 350.
Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Misakimamachi 2-3-1
(5 mins from JR Suidobashi Station East Exit; 6 mins from Jimbocho subway station Exit A2)
Admission: ¥800

Both events:
Part I:
Movie by Rex Bloomstein, in English with Japanese subtitles,
"This Prison Where I Live."
Documentary on the life and imprisonment of Burmese comedian/activist Zarganar, arrested for demonstrating against the Burmese government in 2007, (and recently released in a government amnesty).
Part II:
Talk by Burmese refugee Thwin Linn Aung, of the Forum for Democracy in Burma, and ABFSU-FAC, in English with Japanese translation.
Thwin first fled to Thailand after taking part in student demonstrations in 1990, but returned in '93 to continue his studies and political activities. He was imprisoned in'96, freed in '02 and took part in the Saffron Revolution in 2007. He escaped to Thailand in '08, and, from outside the country, has been working for democracy in Burma since.

Enquiries in English: Heather Willson,
Enquiries in Japanese: Furukawa-san

AITEN Public Meeting
The People Speak - A Tribute to Howard Zinn

Wednesday, 9th November 2011, 1930 ~ 2130
Amnesty International Office,
Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Ogawamachi 2-12-14, Fl 7
Tel: 3518-6777
Suggested donation: 500 yen

Some of Hollywod's greatest talent teamed up to present the voices and stories of working people who shaped the world in the 20th century, as collected by the great historian Howard Zinn, author of The People's History of the United States.
Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Marisa Tomei, and others. We'll show excerpts from the acclaimed video, and discuss the ways in which ordinary working people, people like us, can change our world.