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Film Screening Event "Finding their Niche"

24.06.2022 | 14:15 s.t. - 15:15

Finding their Niche  Unheard stories of migrant women

A film by Megha Wadhwa - Film Screening (in-person only)

24 June 2022 / 14:15 – 15:15  (FOLLOWED BY 30 MINS Q&A)

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Hittorfstr. 18, Altbau, 14195 Berlin (010/011 Hörsaal)

An hour-long film documents the life of two Indian women migrants who moved to Japan more than a decade ago as trailing spouses. They were excited to be with their husbands and had no prior knowledge of the country. Looking into the lives of their relatives settled in the US, UK and Canada, they had similar expectations for their life in Japan. But the reality was different. Through their narratives we look into their past, present and future expectations, and their ‘position’ as Indian women, wives, mothers and workers in a foreign country, as well as the challenges they faced in ‘finding their niche’. 

For poster click here –https://quamafa.de/files/2022/06/FTN-3.pdf

Megha Wadhwa is a migration researcher and a Japanese and Indian studies scholar. She is the author of ‘Indian Migrants in Tokyo’(Routledge:2021). For more about her, check this link – https://quamafa.de/blog/our-team/megha-wadhwa/

Film screening follows immediately after a talk with filmmaker 

Dr. Andrew Lawrence (University of Manchester)

Click the link for details – 13:00 to 14:00 (Hybrid event) https://quamafa.de/files/2022/06/filmingfieldwork.pdf

Please register using the following link: https://bit.ly/filmingfieldwork

The event is part of the BMBF-Funded project Qualification and Skill in the Migration Process of Foreign Workers in Asiaorganized by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Free University of Berlin

With any further queries contact: megha.wadhwa@fu-berlin.de


The event is funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany and   

supported by Freie Universität  Berlin; Goethe Universität Frankfurt Am Main; SophiaUniversity Tokyo. Editorial Support by Filmmaking for Fieldwork (F4F)

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24.06.2022 | 14:15 s.t. - 15:15



TOPOI Building
Hittorfstr. 18 Altbau
14195 Berlin