Film Screening and Q&A with Director Linda Hoaglund
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Things Left Behind (2012) explores the transformative power of the first major international art exhibit devoted to the atomic bomb. The exhibition, at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, featured large-format color photographs of clothing once worn by those who perished, taken by renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. Ishiuchi brought the garments—still colorful and fashionable nearly seven decades later—out of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial archive and photographed them in the light, to trace the spirits of those who once wore them. A cinematic reverie about art’s potential to recast historical memory. [80 min]
LINDA HOAGLUND was born in Japan to American missionary parents, and attended Japanese public schools. A graduate of Yale University, she worked as a bilingual news producer for Japanese television between 1981 and 1987. In 1987, she joined an independent American film production company as a producer. Since 1996, she has subtitled 200 Japanese films, including works by Kurosawa Akira and Miyazaki Hayao. Hoaglund produced and wrote the feature documentary film, Wings of Defeat (2007), about Kamikaze pilots who survived WWII, in addition to ANPO: Art X War (2011), which tells the story of resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan, through a treasure trove of paintings, photographs, film clips, and interviews with the artists who created them.
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Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies, the Whitney Humanities Center, and Films at the Whitney