Special Screening of “Okinawa: They Came With Bayonets and Bulldozers”

November 1, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

 

 

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Okinawa: They Came With Bayonets and Bulldozers

Tuesday, November 1 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Unitarian Church of All Souls, Reidy Hall – 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets)

Admission: Free

Documentary filmmaker Regis Tremblay will be present for the premiere of Okinawa: They Came With Bayonets and Bulldozers. This is a special screening of the film, which is 40 minutes and length and is in English with Japanese subtitles.

The Americans occupied Okinawa in 1945 prior to dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they continue to occupy Okinawa to this day. The people there are resisting the construction of a new Marine base in Henoko, just as the people of tiny Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island. They are up against the central government in Tokyo, and the courts that appear to be under the control of the American empire.