Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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A Whale of a Tale

November 19, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Film Still from A Whale of a Tale

Directed by Megumi Sasaki

After a documentary film denouncing Japan’s longstanding whale and dolphin hunting practices called The Cove wins an Academy Award in 2010, the sleepy fishing town of Taiji suddenly awakens to find itself in the global spotlight. Almost overnight, Taiji transforms into the go-to battleground for international anti-whaling activists. The camera delves into the lives of local whalers, global activists, and an American journalist in the “whale and dolphin killing town” and suggests that not everything is as black and white as it might seem.

Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki is expected to be in attendance for a post-film Q&A.

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November 19, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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