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Glasgow Film Festival
Haiku on a Plum Tree (Haiku sull’albero del prugno)

Sat 3 March 2018

Mujah Maraini-Melehi has always felt the invisible burden of her family history. In 1938, her grandparents Topazia and Fosco left their native Italy for a new life in Japan. In 1943, they were interned in a civilian prison camp after refusing to sign a document pledging their allegiance to Mussolini’s Republic of Salò. Using diaries, family photos and the testimony of her mother and elderly grandmother, Maraini-Melehi creates a poignant documentary of memories and reflections as she journeys to Japan seeking peace and reconciliation with the past.

Also screening Fri 2 Mar, 1.30pm