Film past event

Ants (Ari no heitai)

July 15, 2007
Ants (Ari no heitai)

Sunday, July 15
1:30 pm

Winner at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Kinema Jumpo Award!

New York Premiere. 2006, 101 min., digital video, color. Directed by Kaoru Ikeya.

Waichi Okumura was ordered by his military superiors to stay and fight alongside the Chinese in its civil war after WW II. Since his return to Japan in 1954, the government has denied him his military compensation, claiming he remained in China voluntarily. Award-winning documentarian Ikeya accompanies Okumura to China on a journey to uncover evidence, as well as to confront his own grueling memories as a young soldier.

Tickets: $10 /$7 members & seniors/$4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4:45 pm.





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* The Special Student Discount, reduced from $10 to $4.50, is made possible by the generous support of The Globus Family (Ticket discount is available for the first 700 tickets).

See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.

View trailer on YouTube (in Japanese).

  • July 15, 2007
  • 1:30 pm