THE SKY‐BLUE SYMPHONY: THE STORY OF THE KOREAN SCHOOLS IN JAPAN

showtimes:
tuesday, 7/19/2016 3:30pm

Language/subtitles: Japanese|English
Year: 2016
Running Time: 1h 35min
Director: Park Yeong‐I
Country: Japan
Genre: Documentary
Premiere Status: International Premiere

This documentary, filmed Japan, South Korea, and North Korea, explores the lives of students who attend one of Japan's 60 Korean schools, the third‐ and fourth‐generation “zainichi” Koreans born and raised in Japan. Growing up in a foreign country, these students learn about the language, culture, and history of their people at these so‐called “ethnic schools," while also facing a long tradition of ethnic discrimination and political persecution.