My Way of Life J-Film

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

After years of being a housewife, Yuriko is ready to follow her dream of becoming a college professor. Just as she starts down the path, though, she finds out her father, Shujiro, is developing dementia.

She fears the progression of his sickness and the burden of nursing begins to affect her and her family. She then finds a supporting system at a local nursing facility for dementia patients' families, called the "Family Meeting." Grateful for support, she joins.

Meanwhile, Shujiro learns Argentine Tango at the nursing home, taught by his younger daughter, Mikako - played by world-renowned tango singer, Anna Saeki, who will be performing at the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony - along with some interesting patients and family members. Though Shujiro only mimics the steps at first, his behavior begins to change as a result. Seeing his progress, Yuriko again opens up the dream she has put on hold.

Special Guest

The JICC is delighted to host the director of My Way of Life, Hideki Wada, for a Q&A session after the screening. See the film, then ask your questions about the film-making process!

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