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Edwards College Film Series: Hotaru no Haka/Grave of the Fireflies Bookmark and Share

Oct 9

5 p.m. @ The Coastal Theater
Free

This 1988 Japanese anime film is set in Kobe, Japan, and tells the story of Seita and Setsuko, siblings who survive American bombings during the final months of World War II and struggle to endure life afterward. The film is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka. It will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

Following the screening, Brandon Palmer, CCU professor and chair of the Department of History, will lead a discussion on the historical and personal impacts of military actions by governments. The discussion will consider how the Japanese remember and commemorate World War II and the American bombing of Japanese cities and whether strategic bombing is a valid method of war.

Contact Department of History for additional information