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International Peace & Conflict Film Festival--CATERPILLAR (2010)

Presented by the Center for East Asian Studies

"Caterpillar" tells the story of a village woman given the grueling task of looking after (and fulfilling the sexual needs of) her quadruple amputee husband, a Japanese soldier in the Second Sino-Japanese War who has been decreed a “War God” by the Emperor. The film serves as a powerful indictment of Japan’s militaristic, nationalistic past. Explicit sexual content. For mature audiences only. (85 min.)

The film will be introduced by KU Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies and CEAS Faculty member, Michael Baskett. Megan Greene, CEAS Director and Associate Professor of History, will lead a brief post-film discussion.

Co-sponsors of the International Peace & Conflict Film Festival: The Spencer Museum of Art, KU Honors Program, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (EGARC), European Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia (KCTA) KU Film & Media Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, KU Peace & Conflict Studies Program. Earn credit for GAP and KU Arts Engagement Certificate.

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