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  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Film Program, Years 9 and 10

    Isao Takahata, 89 mins, Japan, 1988, Japanese with English subtitles

    This tragic film presents a very different view of World War II. A young boy, Setsuko, and his sister, Seita, struggle to survive during wartime Japan after their parents are killed. The talk introduces the film's historical context and considers differing perspectives. The discussion highlights Takahata's distinctive animation style and its emotional impact.

    Admission: $10 per student (min 30 students, max 160 students)

    Program Duration: This program runs for approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes. This includes a screening of the film, a short interval and a 40 minute lecture.