Acclaimed in Japan since its June 2015 release,
Okinawa: The Afterburn
is the first film to provide a comprehensive picture of the battle and the ensuing occupation of the island by the US military. This revised, updated English version provides timely context for the ongoing controversy over the construction of a new Marine Corps base on Okinawa.
The film also depicts the history of military dominance and popular resistance from the postwar occupation (which lasted until 1972) through the present.
This event is sponsored by WILPF - San Jose
(See event web page)