Documentarian Reggie Life to Speak in Boston University Lecture Series

in Arts, News Releases
January 27th, 2003

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) — Reggie Life, a noted documentary filmmaker, will speak in the Boston University African American Studies’ weekly lecture series. His lecture entitled “Coming Home: The Challenges Facing Sojourners from Japan and The United States” encompasses the program’s theme of “Blacks and Asians in the Making of the Modern World.” The program explores the challenges Americans and Japanese face when returning “home” after prolonged stays in each other’s countries. The problems of “re-entry” and profound and will be experienced by more and more people as they partake of this global economy.

Reggie Life has produced numerous documentaries that have been featured on PBS and the Discovery Channel. His latest documentary, “After America After Japan,” brings attention to the effects of internationalism on individuals. Other documentaries by Life include “Struggle and Success: The African-American Experience in Japan” and “Doubles.”

Reggie Life began his career in the early 1970’s with a film series based on the transplanting of African culture in the United States and South America. Later in his career Life started making documentaries that focused on Japanese society and culture.

The event is free and open to the public. For directions or further information, call 617-353-2795 or e-mail afam@bu.edu.

Event: “Coming Home: The Challenges Facing Sojourners from Japan and The United States”

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Place: 725 Commonwealth Ave. CAS building, room 222.

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