I Want To Go Home: Film Screening and Book Talk by Wesley Leon Aroozoo
On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share his story, I Want To Go Home is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him. A story of survival and faith, the film speaks of a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his loved one, and the unlikely friendships forged across borders and languages.
In addition, the narrative has most recently been published as a dual-language novel of the same name in both Japanese and English. Come hear from director and author Wesley Leon Aroozoo on the process on conceiving both works and the challenges and rewards of working across disciplines.