Film Screening: »Tokyo Banquet Buddies« | discussion with Jamie Coates
July 3 | 6-8 p.m. | AH-217/18
This ethnographic film follows a young Chinese musician’s struggles in Japan. It explores how desire, disappointment and creativity shape young Chinese people’s social bonds while living abroad, revealing the complicated nature of friendship in migration contexts. Based on long-term fieldwork in Tokyo’s unofficial Chinatown, the film also serves as a reflection on the role of digital technologies and friendship in anthropological research.