October 28, 2016 8:05 AM
Each year, students in Hawaii have the opportunity to attend the Japanese Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre in October. This year, Mid-Pacific faculty, staff, and students were able to attend through a partnership with List Sotheyby's International.
Students watched Tokyo Godfathers, a classic Japanese comedy-drama anime directed by famous manga artist/director Satoshi Kon. It portrays the lives of three homeless people in Tokyo as they band together to solve the mystery of an abandoned baby and the fate of her parents on New Year's Eve.
It was a great opportunity for local students to experience a different genre of film and they enjoyed learning more about the history of Japanese anime. For the international students from Tokyo, the film held sentimental meaning and made many of them feel nostalgic, reminding them of "home".