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Non Alien plays this weekend as part of the Japanese Film Festival

Jimmy Murakami

Jimmy Murakami

As part of Japanese Film Festival 2014, the documentary Jimmy Murakami: Non Alien will play at Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Saturday, April 12th, at 6pm, in tribute to the great animator who died in February of this year.

Jimmy Murakami was eight years old when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour during World War II. Like many other Japanese American citizens, the Murakami family was evacuated to a North Californian concentration camp. Post-retirement, Jimmy returned to this period of his life through a series of stunning paintings and also chose to revisit the camp. Made under the Arts Council’s Reel Art Initiative and with distribution support from the Irish Film Board, Sé Merry Doyle’s film follows this extraordinary journey.

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The 2014 Japanese Film Festival features a diverse programme of twenty films, including work by some of the most acclaimed filmmakers of contemporary Japanese cinema, and covers a variety of themes, genres and topics. Over 40 screenings will take place in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford throughout April. See the official website for details.