Charity screening of "Inside Hana's Suitcase" on Sunday, March 17

Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center(Kokoro) would like to invite you to 
a charity screening of the film "Inside Hana’s Suitcase" on Sunday, March 17.

The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Center 
begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levine’s 
best-selling book “Hana’s Suitcase”. 
The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and 
had Hana Brady’s name painted on it. 

Larry Weinstein’s masterful film follows Fumiko’s search 
to discover the details of Hana’s life, 
which leads to the discovery of her brother George in Toronto
As small children they had been sent to Theresienstadt 
for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. 
The voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic 
telling Hana’s story are woven around the drama, 
along with George’s memories and Fumiko’s quest, 
to create a film of astonishing power and hope.

Director : Larry Weinstein(Canada)
Writer : Thomas Wallner (Canada)
DOP : Horst Zeidner (Germany)
Cast : George Brady, Lara Brady, Fumiko Ishioka, Small Wings,
friends and staff members of Kokoro
Production : Canada & Czech Republic, 2009

“Follow Larry Weinstein’s moving and absorbing film evocation and, 
like amazed Japanese children, you will learn essential lessons about 
pain and compassion. And above all, about the power of memory.”
Elie Wiesel
Author, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor 

Remember Tohoku 
“The Bond Made of a Thousand Tones”
The program will open with a performance of the “Tsunami” violin, 
which was made out of wooden debris from Rikuzentakata(Iwate). 
Mr. Nakazawa, a renowned violin craftsman who made this one-of-a-kind violin, 
and his friends started the violin project called “A Thousand Tone Bond”.
 They are aiming at having 1,000 artists play this violin to keep the memory alive. 
(The number ‘1,000’ in Japan traditionally has a meaning of endless prayers.)
Two pieces will be performed by Saori Abe, 
an amateur violinist (student at Tokyo Medical and Dental University). 
She is one of the original members of Small Wings, a children’s volunteer group.

At Tokyo Shigoto Center (東京しごとセンター) 
B2F, Lecture Hall
3-10-3 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Next to Hotel Metropolitan Edmont)

Program (2 and a quarter hours with no intermission)
1.Opening  – a special presentation of the “Tsunami” violin
2.Screening – Inside Hana’s Suitcase (90 min, English with Japanese subtitles)                       
  *All seats are non-reserved. Door opens at 12:30pm.
*The film is recommended for ages 11 and up.
*All net proceeds will go to a charity for Tohoku. For more info, please see below.

To register for the event, 
please send us the following by FAX or Email.
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1.Name 2.Address 3.Age 4.Organization/School 5.TEL 6.FAX 
7.How did you find out about this event?
8.Payment method : Choose from ABD, or C

Pay at the Door              
500yen (under 18)     1,000yen (college students)     D 3,000yen (adult)
Pay in Advance   
C 2,500yen (adult)  (Please make reservations by March 12)                                                                                                                        
For C, please send 2,500 yen by Postal Transfer to Account No. 00180-4-277325
Account Name : Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center

All Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.  
All seats are non-reserved.