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[IHJ Artist’s Forum] Live Your Dream―The Taylor Anderson Story

*This film screening has finished.

  • Stories of courage and sacrifice during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
  • -JAPAN PREMIERE- Documentary Film Screening
  • Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm, Lecture Hall
  • Director: Regge Life (1989 US-Japan Creative Artist)
  • Length: 85 min
  • Admission: Free (reservation required)
  • Language: English (with Japanese subtitles, consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
Like the many adventurous youth who travel the world to bridge cultures and make a difference, Taylor Anderson was an enthusiastic American who showed a lifelong interest in Japan and came to teach Japanese children on the JET Program in Ishinomaki. Taylor was living her dream when the March 11, 2011 tsunami tragically ended her young life. Through interviews with her friends and family, this film traces her life in Japan and the dedication she held toward her host culture and its people. Director Regge Life will introduce and comment on the film.

Regge Life (Producer/Director): Regge Life’s award winning ethnographic documentaries on Asian, West Africa, and the Caribbean have won him international praise. His films are part of the permanent collections at more than 800 schools and libraries worldwide. After serving as an NEA Creative Artist Fellow in Japan, he went to produce an award-winning trilogy of films; Struggle and Success: The African American Experience in Japan, Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children, After American…After Japan. In television, Mr. Life’s work, as a director and production executive, is evident on many well-known shows, including SWEET AUBURN for America’s Black Forum, THE COSBY SHOW and A DIFFERENT WORLD and SESAME STREET.