Tsunagu/Connect - Intergenerational Film Workshop
Tsunagu/Connect is a project from New Earth Theatre documenting the lives of dozens of women who were born in Japan but have settled in the UK since 1945. To date, almost 30 Japanese women have shared their stories and inspired by these conversations, a live performance piece and exhibition is in development, set to debut in Spring 2022.
As part of the project New Earth Theatre is creating a short intergenerational film of young people interviewing their Japanese mothers or grandmothers about their lives in Japan and here in the UK and are looking for young people of Japanese heritage (age 8 - 16) to take part.
Participants will receive a free filmmaking and interview techniques workshop with director and filmmaker Fumi Gomez, during which they will gain the skills needed to record an interview with their mother and/or grandmother on a DSLR, mobile phone or tablet. A short film will be created from the interviews and shown as part of the Tsunagu/Connect exhibition in 2022.
*Please note spaces are limited, and participants under the age of 16 will need to attend with a parent/guardian/carer.
You can also find out more about the project on the New Earth Theatre website.