Join us for the FIRST screening in the HUMlab Film Series of 2011-2012, Pom Poko [Heisei Tanuki War Ponpoko], with introduction and discussion by Professor Ursula Heise of Stanford University, on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in HUMlab.
As usual, we will meet for introduction at 17:15 and screening at 17:30, followed by discussion. The film will be in the original Japanese with English subtitles.
Details: Original Release 1994; directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. About the Film: From the director of Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko is a fascinating and funny engagement with environmentalism that describes the resistance of a tribe of tanuki against the construction of a new suburb near Tokyo. Tanuki are Japanese racoon dogs who have, according to folklore, the ability to change shapes and create illusions– abilities put to humorous use in the film.
We hope to see you there! Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.