Asia Unreeled - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
'Asia Unreeled' A four-film series highlighting documentaries from Japan, China, India and Korea will launch at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Winchester Thurston Academy.
The school is partnering with Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Cultural Organization in the series, "Asia Unreeled."
It will open with "The Spirit of Taiko," an account of the spread of Japanese Taiko drumming in the United States during the past four decades. The afternoon also will feature a musical performance by members of the Pittsburgh Taiko.
At 2 p.m. Feb. 13, "Up the Yangtze" chronicles the havoc China's Three Gorges Dam has wreaked on the landscape and people living along the Yangtze River.
At 2 p.m. Feb. 27, the Oscar-winning "Smile Pinki" introduces a 5-year-old Indian girl born desperately poor and with a cleft lip that left her ostracized. The documentary takes viewers inside one of the 160 Indian centers, providing free surgeries, operated by Smile Train.
At 2 p.m. March 6, "Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women" examines women forced into sexual servitude during World War II who are demanding justice 50 years later. Recommended for moviegoers 17 and older due to mature content.
Pre-register and receive a discount: $28 for adults, $15 for students and seniors for the series. Otherwise, tickets for each movie are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors otherwise.
Movies will be screened in the Hilda Willis Room in the Upper School building, 445 Morewood Ave., Shadyside.