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Forgive – Don’t Forget East Coast Premiere
November 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm$5 – $8
During Japan”s surrender at the end of World War II, numerous swords were confiscated by American officers and shipped to the States. The Japanese sword, while once a symbol of wartime aggression, is also embedded in Japan”s rich history and spiritual heritage. In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, the American grandson of a US naval officer attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to the Japanese descendants of its original owner. A thoughtful reflection on the intergenerational legacy of war, and how current generations can be involved in ongoing reconciliations from past conflicts.
Director Brad Bennett and other members of the crew expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.