Documentary on Okinawan Dugong

We would like to announce a free screening of “Zan,” a documentary about the last of the Okinawan Dugong and the people who strive to protect them. Located in the outstandingly beautiful and bio diverse Henoko, Oura bay, the Dugong is facing its last stand. Its feeding grounds are threatened by the construction of a US Marine base. This film follows Yu Kisami as he brings us on a journey of discovery. Aided by the NGO NACJS, in this event we will meet the people who are working tirelessly to protect this beautiful part of the world, a natural heritage for Japan. Although it’s free, please indicate you will be coming by clicking on “going” at this FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/246117192982676/.

EVENT: Documentary on Okinawan Dugong & Accompanying Talk Show
WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019
SCHEDULE: Doors open:13:45
Screening:14:00-15:15
Talk show:15:30-16:30

WHERE: Aoyama Gakuin University Honda Auditorium Building 17, 6th Floor Click here.
LANGUAGE: Film will be in Japanese (with English subtitles); Talk show will be in Japanese.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone who cares about the wildlife and people of Okinawa.

沖縄辺野古のジュゴンをめぐる映画『Zan』上映会

場所:青山学院大学 本多記念国際会議場 Building 17, 6th floor
開場:13:45
上映:14:00-15:15
トークショー:15:30-16:30

沖縄に生息する絶滅危惧種のジュゴンを見ようと訪れた先は辺野古。そこで目の当たりにしたのは、圧倒的な自然の美しさと、それを脅かす米軍基地建設だった。

沖縄でジュゴンを探す旅に出た木佐美有が見た辺野古・大浦湾の自然の豊かさと米軍基地建設に向けた様々な立場の人びとの声。ジュゴンとはどのような生き物なのか。辺野古・大浦湾にはどのような生物が暮らしているのか。基地建設について、自然保護団体、研究者、抗議活動に参加する市民、地元地区の住民は何を思っているのか。そして、私たちは何を守らなくてはいけないのか。沖縄の豊かな自然の中での様々な発見、体験を通してジュゴンが暮らすこの海と共に生きていくことの大切さを考えるドキュメンタリー。

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