Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Go Big Read Films and Visual Resources

I would like to recommend some visual resources from our campus libraries that relate to this year's Go Big Read book, A Tale for the Time Being.

Documentary films about Kamikaze Pilots:
The Last Kamikaze: Testimonials from WWII Suicide Pilots
(streamed online; UW login needed)
http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn677927717
http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn701798421

Wings of Defeat (DVD)
(at MMC*: D792 J3 W56 2007)
http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn259700968





Zen Buddhism:
Erleuchtung Garantiert (Enlightenment Guaranteed) (DVD)
(at MMC*: PN1997 E723 2000)
http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocm57362252
Two middle-aged German brothers travel to Japan in search of inner peace. But many obstacles await them. Will they find the key to enlightenment?

Zen (DVD)
(at MMC*: BQ9449 D657 Z46 2011)
http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn793432576
This recent feature film, starring the famous kabuki actor Kankuro Nakamura VI, relates the biography of the Zen master Dogen, who figures prominently in Ozeki's book.

One Precept: Zen Buddhism in America
(streamed online; UW login needed)
 http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn701798307

Funeral Rites in Japan:
Departures (Okuribito) (DVD)
(at MMC*: PN1997.2 O387 2009)
http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn754887460
Winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this film chronicles an ex-cellist's transition to a new life as a mortician in his hometown in the Tohoku region of Japan.

The MMC (Microforms Media Center) is located in Memorial Library, Room 443.

Ayako Yoshimura
Japanese Studies Collection Assistant

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