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Bacchan: Granny's Table || Free Japanese Film Screening

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Embassy of Japan

101-104 Piccadilly

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W1J 7JT

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Filmed over 8 years, this documentary drama follows the story of Chikako Nakamoto, who is affectionately known as "Bacchan". Her home is a haven for children whose home situation has forced them to the fringes of society. By providing a home cooked meal, and a listening ear, she hopes to be the first step in helping these children make positive changes in their lives...

Films at the Japanese Embassy are FREE, but prior registration is essential. If you do not RSVP, you cannot gain entry to the embassy. We need to know the names of you and your guests, and as such you can only order one ticket on Eventbrite. Multiple tickets can be ordered here.

NHK World Documentary / 50mins
(Japanese language with English subtitles)


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Chikako Nakamoto, affectionately called "Bacchan" or "Granny", is known as the city's Mother Theresa. For years she's been welcoming juvenile 'delinquents' with her homecooked meals. She believes that hunger is a trigger for acts of assault, purse snatching, shoplifting and prostitution, and that a warm meal is the first step toward rehabilitation. Some of the youths Granny welcomes into her home include a boy whose family is too poor to feed him and a girl who has been abused by her parents. Under Granny's care, these youngsters get to seek and find ways to overcome their despair. This documentary drama, filmed over a span of eight years, shows how Granny's table has changed the lives of these young people.

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