The Firefly, American Buddhist Study Center, WWII, Kamikaze, Ken Takakura, NYC, Japan, film

Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center

The Firefly

Saturday, June 1 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (at 105th Street)

Suggested donation: $10/$5 ABSC members

The American Buddhist Study Center is hosting a screening of The Firefly, a Japanese film about World War II and remembrance. Starring Japanese film icon Ken Takakura, The Firefly focuses on Kamikaze pilots, the Japanese Special Attack Unit of military aviators who initiated suicide attacks for the Empire of Japan against Allied naval forces during the final campaigns of WWII. While most of these pilots were shot down, some survived because their planes malfunctioned before they could reach their targets. These pilots not only included Japanese but other Asians as well, including Koreans.

This film deals with the human nature of compassion and forgiveness, showing how one kind act of kindness changed the lives of many people.

There will be light refreshments following the movie and discussion.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to