Thursday, September 13, 2018

2016 Japanese animated movie A Silent Voice (聲の形) at Pitt, September 21.

The Pitt Japanese Student Association will screen the 2016 Japanese animated movie A Silent Voice (聲の形) on Friday, September 21. A synopsis of the film from the distributor:
The story begins with a deaf elementary school girl named Shoko Nishimiya, who transfers to a new school and meets a boy named Shoya Ishida. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the school in bullying Shoko over her disability. The bullying escalates, and so Shoko transfers to another school. Immediately, the class and even Shoya's closest friends, bully him for having bullied Shoko. Shoya loses contact with Shoko, and for years he suffers the consequences of his guilt. Upon entering high school, Shoya finally decides he must find Shoko, determined to make amends for what he did in elementary school and to become Shoko's friend. Along the way, he meets new and old faces, and struggles with many complicated relationships and feelings.
It runs from 8:00 to 10:00 pm in room G-8 of the Cathedral of Learning, and is free and open to Pitt students interested in Japanese culture, movie, language, or stuff.