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Date & Time

Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00 PM

Location

Franke Institute for the Humanities

Admission

Free

More Information

https://ceeres.uchicago.edu/content/manchurian-sleepwalkers-journey-memory-film-...

Contact

Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)
773-702-0866

Description

Manchurian Sleepwalkers, documentary film directed by Thomas Lahusen, 2017, 63 min.

Synopsis:
With the passage of time, remembering becomes a form of sleepwalking. One-time émigrés of Manchuria and its legendary city, Harbin, take us on a journey of memory back to China. For many -- Russians, Poles, Germans and Japanese -- who left the country of the “last emperor” during the late 1940s and 50s, remembering borders on obsession. For Kumiko Muraoka, a Japanese-French poet, only forgetting alleviates the pain of having lost her childhood home.