Asian Movie Night: Ushiku

fredag, 17 december

Asian Movie Night: Ushiku

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Ian Thomas Ash | 2021 | Japan | 87' | EN subs

Welcome to our next screening of the season in collaboration with Asian Movie Night! We invite you to see Ushiku (2021), a documentary directed by Ian Thomas Ash. With a hidden camera Ash recorded the stories of the detainees in one of Japan’s biggest immigration centers – or prison – ‘Ushiku’. This reveals the horrible reality of physical and mental abuse that prevails in these centres. Japan has a notoriously cruel immigration policy and accepted only 0,4% of refugee applicants over the last ten years. Ushiku exposes the hostile nature of Japan’s hushed up discriminatory immigration system and the human rights violations it imbues. In a country that portrays itself as the emblem of politeness and “omotenashi” – or hospitality –  this documentary reveals an especially harrowing truth.


Date & Time: 

fredag, 17 december, 2021 - 15:00


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5 euros (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.