Kelvin Hall

The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentary Series

The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentary Series
Free - ticket required
Dates and times
Every month on the last Wednesday from 31st Jan 2024
6:00PM - 7:30PM
A lotus flower grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy surface of the water. What can be seen above the muddy surface of Japan and Scotland, in the eyes of two Glasgow-based Japanese journalists? 

Our new monthly 'Lotus Club' will screen a selection of documentaries, with opportunities for discussion too. The screenings will take place on the last Wednesday of each month from 6-7.30pm. 

Free, but ticketed. Please book here

January Screenings 

“Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective” (2013, 34 mins) What are worth mentioning about Scotland, viewed from Glasgow- based two Japanese journalists? 

“Our friends in Fukushima” (2013, 40 mins) Why did some Fukushima University scientists measure dose rates and make a radiation map, although they were not specialists on the issue? 

Total running time: 74 mins 

February Screenings 

“Fukushima: 2011-2015” (2016, 74 mins) What has happened and has not happened since the Fukushima nuclear accident of March 2011? 

Total running time: 74 mins 

March Screenings 

“Hiroshima after Fukushima” (2018, 22 mins) What can be seen in Hiroshima, after the Fukushima nuclear accident? 

“The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow” (2014, 33 mins) What do you see in an enigmatic rhyme associated with Glasgow’s coat of arms? 

Total running time: 55 mins

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