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
begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levine’s
best-selling book “Hana’s Suitcase”.
The suitcase came from the
and Auschwitz Museum
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
As small children they had been sent to Theresienstadt
for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded
in 1939. Czechoslovakia
The voices of children from
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(
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.”
Author, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor
“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
traditionally has a meaning
of endless prayers.) Japan
Two pieces will be performed by Saori Abe,
an amateur violinist (student at Tokyo Medical and
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,
(Next to Hotel Metropolitan Edmont) Tokyo
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
A 500yen (under 18) 1,000yen (college students) D 3,000yen (adult)
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
＊PLEASE NOTE :
All Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.
All seats are non-reserved.