1st Show Date 26th September 2014 (Fri)
2nd Show Date 27th September 2014 (Sat)
Time: 10:00am～12:30pm （Doors open at 9:30am)
Venue: The Japanese Association Singapore, L3 Auditorium
Admission Fee: Adult S$35 / Student Discount S$25
Eligible Persons: Over 16 years old only [*It is rated R-16 by Singapore Media Development Authority policy since there is a scene on the process of giving birth. ID check is required at the entrance.]
■Film “Being Born”
[104 mins / Japanese With English Subtitles]
A Story of Life, Family and Bonding.
“Being Born” is a documentary film produced in Japan in 2010, which is a real story of four families surrounding BIRTH. One couple struggles to come to grips with becoming parents because of their own childhood experience with parental abuse and strife. A couple lost their child on the day of delivery, while another couple has accepted a childless life after struggling to overcome infertility. And one couple raises an infant with an incurable disability.
This film will make you contemplate the meaning of being born, of being alive, and consider the bonds you have with your parents, your partner, your children, yourself and society.
・Director & Filming: TOMO Goda / Producer: Tomoko Ushiyama
・Toronto Japanese Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
■Lecture by Nanako Oba
[English Interpreter Yoko Yuile]
“Children after the Great East Japan Earthquake 3.11
- The things we learnt from once in a 1,000 years disaster ”
3 years and a half have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Many people who have lost their houses in affected area are still forced to live in small temporally housings. This time in Singapore, Nanako will talk about what are the desperately-needed assistance for children & mothers who are there, and what we can do for them.
Nanako Oba is a director of Life & Birth Studies Association, and a director of Birth Sense Institute Co Ltd. She established Birth-Coordinator training program by profession in 1997 to educate the knowledge of pregnancy and to impart the value of human life to people in many generations. Her educational program “Life & Birth Studies”, which strongly empowers parent & child to raise their self-esteem, is highly commended among government bodies, schools, PTA and many corporations in childcare industry. Nanako is a mother of 2 sons and 3 daughters.
■“Nurturing Future Generations Project” for East Japan 3 Prefectures
by Life & Birth Studies Association
“Nurturing Future Generations Project” is about providing educational program “Life & Birth Studies” and contraceptive-focused sex education by professional midwives to children in 19 elementary schools, 13 junior high schools and 3 high schools, in Kesennuma City, MIYAGI Prefecture.
The aim of this project is to elevate children’s individual self-esteem and support them to build a happy and loving family in the future. Another important purpose is to help reduce the high suicidal rate in Japan caused by unwanted pregnancy, abuse, isolation or depression. It will be spreading over the schools in FUKUSHIMA and IWATE Prefectures in the near future.
Proceeds from this event (after deduction of expenses) will be used as the funds of this project.
■This event is organized by Comm Pte Ltd
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