Special Screening of Akira Kurosawa’s, 1955 post-war film, I Live in Fear

What the Birds Knew refers to the alternative title of Akira Kurosawa’s 1955 post-war film I Live In Fear (生き物の記録, Ikimono no kiroku) which captures Japan in the atomic age. In this film, overwhelmed by the threat of nuclear radiation in Japan but unable to convince his family to move to Brazil, the protagonist Kiichi Nakajima follows a path of increasing frustration and anxiety and declares that the birds would flee if they knew of impending environmental threats.

Coinciding with Ken + Julia Yonetani’s What the Birds Knew exhibition, 4A invites our Members and their friends, to join us for a special screening of Akira Kurosawa’s film, I Live in Fear (1955) on Thursday 18 October 2012. Experience the film projected in its magical, black and white 35mm, original format and within the surrounds of the Yonetani’s giant glowing, green ant and radioactive artworks*.

This event is free for Members of 4A who are welcome to bring a friend along to the screening.
Not a Member ? Join now and book your seat

Bookings are essential for this event as space is limited, email media@4a.com.au to reserve your spot.

6-8PM Thursday 18 October 2012
Venue: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 181-187 Hay St, Haymarket
Cost: Free for 4A Members – you can bring a friend along as well.
Not a Member? Join up now and you and a friend can come along for free.
Book: Email media@4a.com.au to reserve your spot
Length: 103 mins with intermission
Subtitles in English
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**Uranium Glass Health and Safety
Modern uranium, or “Vaseline” glass is typically only up to maximum 2% uranium by weight. This is not sufficiently radioactive to pose a health hazard to those viewing the glass.