Documentary ’75 Years in Japan’

Documentary ’75 Years in Japan’

Documentary ’75 Years in Japan’ 
Friday 5th of April 7pm 
KBG13
 
The final event in the current series exploring connections between Ireland and Japan will be a documentary about Ireland’s last missionary nun in Japan about a Cork woman, Jennie O’Sullivan, who travelled to Japan in 1935 as a missionary nun, only finally returning to Ireland in 2000. The French St Maur order of which she was a member founded secondary schools for girls in Japan from the 1880s onwards and still runs a number of schools there. Despite being from a neutral country, she was interned in Japan during the Second World War but emerged at war’s end to continue teaching. 
 
This 52-minute documentary is based largely on interviews with Jennie O’ Sullivan and the Japanese people who knew her.  
 
The film will be followed by a question and answer session with James Creedon, a journalist with the France 24 news TV station in Paris, who made the film. 
 
"75 YEARS IN JAPAN' ("Thanks to your Noble Shadow")
a documentary about Ireland's last missionary nun in Japan
Blog: 75yearsinJapan.wordpress.com