DORIS DÖRRIE EVENT (in German)
November 10th, 2018 (Saturday), 11am-8:30pm
German Cultural Center Tokyo/ OAG-Haus
In many leading works of the German film director Doris Dörrie, cooking and eating are just as important as Zen Buddhism and Japanese culture. This relationship has already been established in the first film that Dörrie shot in Japan: Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999/2000). The famous actor Uwe Ochsenknecht plays the role of a kitchen salesman who, together with his brother, experiences the everyday life of a Japanese Zen monastery. Later, in her humorous philosophical documentary How to Cook Your Life (2007), she follows the Zen cooking class of the American Zen master Edward Espe Brown. The film sheds light on the international appeal and current significance of Zen Buddhist
These movies as well as other works by Dörrie, such as Cherry Blossoms (2008) and Greetings from Fukushima (2016) will be the focus of the Doris Dörrie event, which will take place at the German Cultural Center Tokyo / OAG-Haus.
11:00am – 1:00pm
Seminar for students and other interested parties:
Doris Dörrie's art of the film genre, directed by: Jaimey Fisher (University of California, Davis) and Stefan Keppler-Tasaki (The University of Tokyo)
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bento-Luncheon: Study opportunities in Germany and DAAD funding, Manuela Sato-Prinz
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presentation of the OAG: History and Function of the German Society for Nature and Ethnology of East Asia, Maike Roeder
Film Screening: How to Cook Your Life (D, 2007), Director: Doris Dörrie
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Kampai and Buffet
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Panel Discussion: Jaimey Fisher (University of California, Davis), Stefan Keppler-Tasaki (The University of Tokyo), Cordula Lemke (Freie Universität Berlin), C.K. Neubert (Temple University, Japan Campus) and Marie Géraldine Rademacher (The University of Tokyo)
Registration for Workshop and Info-Luncheon until October 31st , 2018:
Organized by DAAD Tokyo, OAG German Society for Nature and Ethnology of East Asia, The University of Tokyo -
Seminar for German Language and Literature
Funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin
Contact: Stefan Keppler-Tasaki: firstname.lastname@example.org / Marie Géraldine Rademacher: email@example.com. More details here.
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