Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • International Peace & Conflict Film Festival: Caterpillar
  • Film
  • 9/4/2013
  • 17:00-19:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Center for East Asian Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, Center for Global & International Studies, Center of Latin American & Caribbean St
Event Description
Caterpillar (2010) tells the story of a village woman given the grueling task of looking after (and fulfilling the sexual needs of) her quadruple amputee husband, a Japanese soldier in the Second Sino-Japanese War who has been decreed a "War God" by the Emperor. The film serves as a powerful indictment of Japan's militaristic, nationalistic past. The film will be introduced by KU Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies and Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) faculty member, Michael Baskett. Megan Greene, CEAS Director and Associate Professor of History, will lead a brief post-film discussion.