Documentary ’75 Years in Japan’
Friday 5th of April 7pm
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
Barbara Geraghty, ゲラティ・バーバラ
Roinn na Seapáinise ・Japanese Section・日本語セクション主任
Scoil na Nua-Theangacha agus na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí,
School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics,
Ollscoil Luimnigh・University of Limerick・アイルランド国立リムリック大学