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9月18日(月)、 日本とフィリピンの2つを生きる人の”ストーリー”のドキュメンタリー上映会を開催しました! ※English is below.
























On September 18 ( Mon.), we held a documentary film screening of “Stories” of people living in Japan and the Philippines!


Daichi Hasegawa, a beat boxer who has roots in the Philippines, interviewed Ayumi, who is a one of Japanese-Filipino children and made a documentary film, which will be shown at the event.


The main purpose of the project, led by Daichi, is to “contribute to the creation of a society where people can understand each other even though they come from different backgrounds.


Mr. Daichi himself, whose mother is Filipino, says that growing up in an environment with Filipino culture mainly at home and Japanese and various other cultures outside, there were times when he felt that he was not understood at home or outside and that he did not belong anywhere.


We know that there are many people who feel this way, both in Japan and in the Philippines.


He made this documentary as a first step for such people to be able to think that they are not alone.

More than 50 people attended the event, and after the screening of Ochi’s documentary film, Ayumi gave her comments.


After that, the group was divided into five Tagalog groups and five Japanese groups for group discussions. The theme of the discussion was, after watching Ayumi’s video, to share (1) similarities with ourselves (experiences and thoughts) and (2) new discoveries, if any.


Various impressions and opinions were expressed by each group, but what was particularly impressive was Ayumi’s comment, “Nationality is only a part of identity, not everything. So I will face me and form my own identity so that I can have peace of mind” Many of the participants seemed to agree with her comment.


After that, Daichi, a beat boxer, performed his beat box. No matter how many times I hear his performance, I am still amazed at how such a sound can come out of one body.

At the end of the event, we had a get-together to deepen exchanges among the participants. We received many comments from the participants, such as “I hope this kind of program will continue,” “I hope it will lead to the next one,” and “I was very impressed by Ayumi’s story. I will do my best from tomorrow,”


Ayumi’s talk was the first part. The second part is also planned. Please look forward to it!