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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Forgive Don't Forget

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Saturday 11/12
1:30 pm
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dirs. Brad J. Bennett, Jonah Guelzo, Austin Journey, Paul D. Ufema; Japan/USA; Documentary, 69 mins.


During Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, numerous swords were confiscated by American officers and shipped to the States. The Japanese sword, while once a symbol of wartime aggression, is also embedded in Japan’s rich history and spiritual heritage. In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, the American grandson of a US naval officer attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to the Japanese descendants of its original owner.

A thoughtful reflection on the intergenerational legacy of war, and how current generations can be involved in ongoing reconciliations from past conflicts.