Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / 5:15-7:30 PM / 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
Join us at Holy Names University of Oakland for another exciting APPSI Speaker Series program:
"East Side Sushi - Film Screening & Conversation with Director Anthony Lucero"
An Oakland International Film Festival Encore Presentation
East Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef. Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s hands fast—very fast. She can slice and dice anything you throw at her with great speed and precision. Forced to give up her fruit-vending cart in order to find a more secure job, Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant. It is there she discovers a new friendship and a whole new world of cuisine and culture, far-removed from everything she has ever known. While working in the restaurant’s kitchen, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. Her creativity sparked, Juana’s re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from her job and her life. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the “wrong” race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.
5:15-7:00 pm Film screening
7:00-7:30 pm Conversation with filmmaker Anthony Lucero
7:30-8:15 pm Reception
Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. The event is in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and campus map. (VCPA is marked "D" on the map.) Please note that parking at the VCPA is limited. Additional parking is available in the "Lower Parking Lot" on the north side of campus and also outside the campus gate, along Mountain Boulevard.
This event is presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI), CORE Program in Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC), and Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS)—in partnership with the Oakland Film Society.
Questions? Please contact Prof. Chiho Sawada (firstname.lastname@example.org), executive director of the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute.