“The Slow Way Home” Film Showing in Tokyo – June 21
The showing is from 6:30-8:00 pm at the DIJ, located at Jōchi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F, 7-1 Kioichō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō 102-0094, Phone: 03-3222-5077. For directions visit http://www.dijtokyo.org/access
Seating is limited. Please register until 20 June. For inquiries and registration contact DIJ at email@example.com.
The film was broadcast shown on PBS stations across the US in May and June 2016 and has been screened at several campuses in 2016-2017.
The way children travel to school structures daily life for families around the world—but differs dramatically. In Japan, 98 percent of children walk to school every day, unaccompanied by a parent. In the United States, just 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, and most are driven to school by a parent.
The Slow Way Home explores this divergence, examining how American families have largely given up on keeping our streets and public spaces safe enough for children, while Japanese communities have mobilized to keep their streets safe and walkable, not only for children but for everyone in society.
Seen through both a historical and contemporary framing, The Slow Way Home is an uplifting examination of differences in culture that provides both insight into a distressing trend in American society and simultaneously offers hope for change.
You can view the trailer and order a DVD via this site: Trailer