Lonely Swallows is a documentary that follows the struggles of Japanese-Brazilian children living in Japan. In Hamamatsu, the city of automobile factories, there are hundreds of thousands of young Japanese-Brazilians who came to Japan when they were very young with their immigrant parents. Many of them drop out after junior high school, and start working at factories. Due to economic recession, many of their families lose their jobs, forcing to return to Brazil. The film follows five Japanese-Brazilian children struggling to realize their dreams while they are torn apart from their families and friends over the course of two and a half years.
Japan. 2011. 88 min., HD Cam, documentary, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kimihiro Tsumura and Mayu Nakamura.
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students
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- July 28, 2012
- 5:00 pm