A New Moon Over Tohoku Film Screening and Refugee Support Fundraiser

Fri, Jun 24, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hewett Hall, UCV

‘Tohoku no Shingetsu’

‘Shingetsu’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘new moon’, the moon that cannot be seen, yet still exists with all its power in the darkness of the night sky…like the people of Tohoku who find ways to express joy after much of  their physical world disappears.

Please save the date, Friday, June 24th, 7-9:00 pm at Hewett Hall to watch this heartfelt and inspiring film about finding and sustaining hope and love in the midst of sudden, massive and ongoing devastation at the nexus the of 2011 man-made and natural environmental disaster of the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

Canadian-Japanese filmmaker and humanitarian extraordinaire Linda Ohama will be in attendance. She volunteered and lived with the affected communities for 2 1/2 years and she remains in weekly contact with these beloved friends.

Register here:  ucm.im/anewmoon

This event will raise funds for our UCV refugee team via the Sheila Thompson Fund. Suggested donation from our local UCV IPA community is sliding scale with $20.00 a suggested amount.  Larger donations will be gratefully accepted, and tax receipts will be available for donations over $20. Most importantly, we would like to see the UCV community show up in person (and bring friends) to experience this film in community – to experience the love, inspiration and hope this film and Linda Ohama herself imbue!


Door opens at 6:15 pm for Meet and Greet Reception with coffee, tea, and cookies. 

Guided tour of the sanctuary at 6:30 pm





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Environment • IBPOC • Refugees • Social Justice • Special Event