Film: ある精肉店のはなし / Tale of a Butcher Shop (Japan, 2013)

When March 31, 2017, 4:00 PM
Where College of Education, Room 010, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details  Visitor parking is available for a fee in the Popp Martin Student Union Deck. (information and map here)

In Kaizuka City, Osaka, the family-run Kitaide butcher shop makes its living by raising and slaughtering cattle, selling the meat. From the moment of tension when the hammer drops on the forehead of the cow, cattle are transformed into meat through practiced movements. This labor, traditionally the work of the Burakumin, the outcastes of feudal Japan, is passed down to the next generation by parents, who hope their children will not encounter discrimination as they have. People live by eating the lives of others. This is a record of a family who looks into the nature of life, every single day.

Tale of A Butcher Shop, in Japanese with subtitles, will be Introduced by Yukiko Yokono, Japanese lecturer in UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies, and will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Maren Ehlers, assistant professor of history at UNC Charlotte.

Warning: Some scenes that show the slaughtering process may be disturbing for sensitive viewers.

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