Toki Rakujitsu (Faraway Sunset)
A Story of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi
(with English subtitles)
- 11 / 14 / 15
The Nippon Club is pleased to announce a movie screening “Toki Rakujitsu (Faraway Sunset) – A Story of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (with English subtitles)” will be hold on November 14.
Hideyo Noguchi is widely known as a legendary bacteriologist who made significant strides in the field of medicine. This movie delves deep into his personal life, exploring the powerful relationship he had with his mother in order to introduce you to Hideyo the real human being. It is the story of a poor farm boy who suffered huge setbacks, including severe burns in infancy, but refused to give up hope in the future.
Perfectly demonstrated by his decision to eventually move to the United States, and tirelessly work to become a renowned bacteriologist who first discovered the causative agent of syphilis. It was a life journey filled with triumph, joy and heartache. This drama is poignantly captured in the film when one day, Hideyo receives a letter from his illiterate mother urging him to “Please return home immediately, please return home…” The surprising and climactic scenes that follow have won the film much praise for their power and beauty. You will surely enjoy this story of an amazing bond between a mother and son forged through love.
Date: November 14, 2015 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Fee: $ 10 (The Nippon Club members), $ 15 (Guests)
The Nippon Club, Inc.
145 West 57th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019
For registration or inquiries, please contact The Nippon Club (Attn: Honda at 212-581-2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org). 2 days cancellation notice required for refund.