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Join us for a free screening of Star Sand followed by Q&A with Director Roger Pulvers.

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Star Sand (星砂物語)

DIR: Roger Pulvers / 2017 / 110mins / CAST: Lisa Oda, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Brandon McClelland / Japanese with English subtitles, English with Japanese subtitles / PG

A gripping tale of heroism at a time when committing to peace was the most dangerous act of all

A Japanese soldier and an American soldier find themselves together in a cave on a small remote island south of Okinawa as the biggest land battle in Asian history rages up north. It is the first week of April 1945 and the Americans are attacking Okinawa. Though the two soldiers do not speak each other’s language, it is clear that they have vowed never to harm each other. They are joined by a 16-year-old bilingual girl who spent her early childhood years in Los Angeles. All goes well until the Japanese soldier’s brother appears. He has been wounded in battle but claims that, once recovered, he will kill the three traitors in the cave. Some days later there is a violent scene, and three of the four are dead ... but we do not know which one has survived. The story is taken up again in 2015, when a Japanese university student uncovers an amazing truth about the incidents in the cave in 1945. Who really survived, and what significance it has for people caught up in war ... these are the themes of this dramatic historical thriller.

Header image: (c) 2017 The STAR SAND Team

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The Japan Foundation, Sydney is the Australian arm of The Japan Foundation, established by the Japanese government to promote cultural and academic exchange between Japan and other nations. We run a variety of educational programs and cultural events throughout the year.

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