In Japan, baseball is not a pastime — it’s a national obsession.
For many of the country’s youth, the sport has become a rite of passage, epitomized by the national high school baseball tournament known simply as “Koshien.” Four thousand teams enter, but only 49 are chosen to compete in the championship that grips the nation for two weeks every August.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
- Cost: $10 ($7 for members) *Advance ticket purchase required*
- Location: Morikami Theater
- Tickets will be held at the theater door under your name
- Discussion led by Director Ken Eng
- Time: 7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers, was broadcast as part of the doc series REEL NY on WNET – NY PBS. In 2001, Ken directed and edited Take Me to The Rivera feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV. In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch My Life In China. Recently, he edited Tested for director Curtis Chin, and is currently developing projects on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and the Critical Legal Studies movement at the Harvard Law School.