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The Art of History: Subjective Truths and Objective Facts

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Segal Graduate School of Business

500 Granville Street

Event Rooms 1200-1500

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The Art of History: Subjective Truths and Objective Facts

presented by the Simon Fraser University Department of History

Tuesday, November 12, 7PM
SFU Vancouver - Segal Graduate School of Business, Room SB 1200
500 Granville Street (@ W. Pender St.)

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!


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In The Art of History, Linda Hoaglund, a bilingual, bicultural filmmaker, will discuss why she uses art to explore complex and contested histories. In her film, ANPO: Art X War, she excavated a treasure trove of oil paintings from museum storage to investigate the 1960 Japanese democratic uprising against U.S. military bases. By focusing on the compelling art depicting that epic struggle and interviewing the artists, she revealed the subjective experiences of the millions of citizens who protested. In Things Left Behind, she examined the impact of the atomic bomb the U.S. detonated over Hiroshima through an exhibit of Ishiuchi Miyako's photographs of the clothing worn by those who perished, at Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology. While the objective facts about the atomic bomb highlight the overwhelming scale of that catastrophe, Ishiuchi's photographs invite us to imagine the individual human beings who lost their lives.

ANPO: Art X War trailer link: http://anpomovie.com
Things Left Behind trailer link: http://lhoaglund.com/things-left-behind

Linda Hoaglund Bio


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Linda Hoaglund is a bilingual filmmaker, whose childhood in Japan has inspired the five feature-length films she has completed to date. Born in Japan as the daughter of American missionary parents, she attended Japanese public school and graduated Yale University. She has also subtitled 250 Japanese films, including Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa and Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.


Filmography:

  • Wings of Defeat (2007) A film about four Kamikaze pilots who survived WWII to tell the truth.
  • ANPO: Art X War (2010) A film featuring art inspired by the 1960 democratic uprising in opposition to U.S. military bases in Japan.
  • Things Left Behind (2012) A film exploring the power of Ishiuchi Miyako's "Hiroshima" photographs.
  • The Wound and The Gift (2014) A film about rescued animals told through an ancient Japanese fable.
  • Edo Avant Garde (2019) A film that reveals the untold story of how Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603~1868) invented "modern art." Edo Avant Garde is showing at this year's VIFF! Be sure to check it out!


Co-sponsored by the SFU David Lam Centre for International Communication

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