LIVE YOUR DREAM: THE TAYLOR ANDERSON STORY

 LIVE YOUR DREAM: THE TAYLOR ANDERSON STORY 
 
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: Door opens at 6:30pm, Program starts at 7:00pm
Venue:
Temple University Japan Campus, Mita Hall
Speaker:
Regge Life, producer/director of documentary films
Moderator:
Kyle Cleveland, ICAS Associate Director
Admission: Free. Open to public
Language: English
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Overview
                                                                                                 
LIVE YOUR DREAM: The Taylo
r Anderson Story chronicles the life of Taylor Anderson from her childhood in Richmond, Virginia to the catastrophic events of March 11, 2011.

Taylor was a JET teacher, an English language assistant teacher in Ishinomaki Japan. When the earthquake struck, she helped to evacuate the children from her school to higher ground in anticipation of a tsunami. Once the kids were safe, Taylor realized that she had forgotten her cell phone at home and had no way to call her family. A teacher said, “The tsunami is coming” and Taylor nodded in acknowledgment but because a previous tsunami earlier that week had only been a few inches high, she took off on her bike. A 30 meter high wave engulfed Ishinomaki and Taylor never made it. LIVE YOUR DREAM is a testament to her life in Japan and the children she taught. It is also a testament to all the JET teachers of Tohoku who faced and met the challenges created by this unprecedented disaster.

The film is 85 minutes long with subtitles for American and Japanese audiences.
Speaker

Producer/Director Regge Life’s award winning ethnographic documentaries on Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean have won him international praise. His films are part of the permanent collections at more than 800 schools and libraries worldwide.

After serving as an NEA Creative Artist Fellow in Japan, he went on to produce an award winning trilogy of films, STRUGGLE AND SUCCESS: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN, DOUBLES: JAPAN AND AMERICA’S INTERCULTURAL CHILDREN and AFTER AMERICA...AFTER JAPAN. His most recent film is REASON TO HOPE, that chronicles the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
 

Robert Dujarric, Director
Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director
Eriko Kawaguchi, Coordinator

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus
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Past presentations and articles: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/past_lectures.html

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