Viewing of “Targeted Village” (April 27, 2014)

On April 27, 2014, an overflow crowd of about 150 turned out to watch the film screening of “Targeted Village, ” an award winning documentary about local Okinawan villagers opposing the construction of a US military base in Henoko.  The event was organized by Megumi Chibana, Obuchi scholarship recipient and doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

This event is co-sponsored by the UHM Center for Pacific Island Studies, Ethnic Studies Department, Indigenous Politics Program, Akisamiyo-! Club, and Oceania Rising.

Japan Times: “Film depicts Okinawans’ fight against Ospreys

NBC News: “In Okinawa, the war isn’t over: Protests aimed at US base expansion

Overflow crowd at 27 April 2014 "Targeted Village" film showing at UH Manoa

Overflow crowd at 27 April 2014 “Targeted Village” film showing at UH Korean Studies Center (Photograph credit: Kazmi Yamazato)


Megumi Chibana - Organizer of "Targeted Village" film screening 4-April-2014

Megumi Chibana – Event organizer.  Joyce Chinen, Director of Ctr. for Okinawan Studies, behind podium.  (Photograph credit: Kazmi Yamazato)


Orienting the audience using a map of Okinawa Island: L-R Megumi Chibana, Joyce Chinen, and Liz Teruya.

Orienting audience to US bases on Okinawa Island; Left to Right: Megumi Chibana, Joyce Chinen, and Liz Teruya.  (Photograph credit: Kazmi Yamazato)


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