Film Screening: Sennan Asbestos Disaster


Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5:00pm


Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge

Join the Harvard Film Archive for a film screening of Sennan Asbestos Disaster (Nippon Asbest Village).

Director Kazuo Hara’s latest film is a slow-building and devastating epic exposé of the “silent time bomb” of widespread asbestos contamination discovered in the Sennan City area of Osaka in 2005. Made over a full decade working closely with an activist group racing against the clock to trace the devastating roots of the epidemic in the area’s traditional hub of asbestos production and connect with elderly survivors to build their case against the state, Sennan Asbestos Disaster offers a remarkable portrait of a community charged with purpose yet faced with tremendous obstacles.

Director Kazou Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi will attend this film screening in-person.

Cost: $12.00

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