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A Lens on Japan

Posted on May 04, 2022

Adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami, the Academy Award-winning Drive My Car, depicts the special relationship between a grief-stricken stage actor and his young chauffeur. Watch the trailer for the film below, and discover more Japanese stories of love, loss, and the power of art with these selections from WWB Campus' Japan unit:

  • A widower comes to understand his wife while taking a cooking class in "When My Wife Was a Shiitake."
  • The divide between onstage and off is blurred for a family of celebrity Kabuki actors in "Metamorphosis."
  • An American film from the 70s brings together an unlikely pair of friends in “The Last Picture Show.”
  • A trans woman breaks up with her boyfriend and plays the Beatles in the short story "Cavities and Kindness."

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The New New Colossus: Multilingual Student Poems

Posted on April 25, 2022

Statue of Liberty. Photo by Fabian Fauth on Unsplash.
"It still stands there even if it is exposed to the wind and sun. . ."

—"the new colossus," by Jiawei, FDR High School

What does the Statue of Liberty mean to us today? Students at FDR High School in Brooklyn recently asked themselves this question; answering in multilingual poetry.

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