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OSU EASC Film Screening and Director Comments: Day of the Western Sunrise

  • 28 Sep 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • OSU Hagerty Hall 180 (1775 College Rd)

OSU East Asian Studies Center presents:


Film screening & director comments

Day of the Western Sunrise

Keith Reimink, Director & Producer


10:00am - 12:30pm (All)

12:30 - 2:00pm (NCTA Alumni)

Film: Free and open to the public.

Flyer:  Sept 28 Flyer.pdf

Teacher registration: Link


Day of the Western Sunrise is an animated documentary by DALIBORKAfilms in the Japanese storytelling method kamishibai, which uses hand drawn visuals and 3D stills with  narration.  The film follows the crew of the fishing vessel, Daigo Fukuryu Marū (Lucky Dragon No. 5) on their search for tuna.  On March 1, 1954, the crew survived the Castle Bravo thermonucluer test in the Pacific Ocean by the United States, which was the largest explosion known.  The events of the explosion as well as the lasting impact on the crew’s lives are retold through interviews of the surviving crew and narration.   



  • 10:am - 12:30pm: Introduction by Director, Film Screening, Director Comments (All)
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm: Lunch & Educator Toolkit Discussion (NCTA Alumni - register by Sept. 13)

Film Screening and Director's Introduction/Comments are free and open to the public (no registration necessary).

Educators: To receive CEU's for the event, register at: Teacher Registration Link


NCTA Alumni:  As a special NCTA Alumni event, receive a DVD of the film, the educator toolkit and lunch. Register by Sept. 13 at: NCTA Alumni Registration Link


This event is supported by the University of Pittsburgh NCTA national coordinating site, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.


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