Japanese Film: Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
Date and Time
Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Founders Hall, Rigsby Language and Culture Commons (F123)
San Diego, CA 92110
The Japanese Program invites the campus and neighboring communities to enjoy the animated film 火垂るの墓 (Hotaru no haka/Grave of the Fireflies). Japanese w/ English subtitles. Preview the film by clicking on the title.
Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. After their mother is killed in an air raid they find a temporary home with relatives. Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. While their soldier father's destiny is unknown, the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. When everything is in short supply, they gradually succumb to hunger and their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies. - Written by Liron