FILM: "Go" (2001) presented by the East Asian Studies Center

Go is the story of Sugihara, a Japanese-born North Korean teenager who falls in love with a prejudiced young Japanese woman. The film portrays the widespread discrimination faced by ethnic Koreans in Japan, their difficulties integrating into Japanese society, and the deep impact of the North Korean-South Korean conflict on this minority population’s contested citizenship status. The film was released simultaneously in Japan and South Korea, and was the first joint Japanese and South Korean production. It was also the first major film to challenge existing preconceptions about Japanese identity within the commercial format of a romance film. The film was recognized for exploring racism in Japanese society and Japan’s persistent refusal to recognize even second-generation Koreans as Japanese citizens.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. 

Monday November 13, 2017 07:00 PM
Monday November 13, 2017 08:30 PM
Wells Library 048 (IU Libraries Screening Room)
Michael Brose, Director, East Asian Studies Center
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This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity Difference Otherness.
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