Art & Design

Films at the Embassy of Japan

Penguins in the Sky - Asahiyama Zoo

27 February 2013, London

Penguins in the Sky - Asahiyama Zoo
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Directed by Masahiko Makino ޥβɧ / 2009 / 112 min

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00


This is a story about Hokkaido’s Asahiyama Zoo, which became the first zoo in Japan to develop exhibition spaces designed to showcase animals’ natural behaviour.  Amid the continuing economic downturn of the early 1990s, the Asahiyama Zoo is in danger of closing due to falling attendances. Through a series of initiatives such as specialist guides for each animal and “nighttime viewing”, the Zoo gradually begins to win attention and regain popularity.

Based on the true success story of a regional zoo, the film is also a heartwarming tale of a young zookeeper’s personal growth.

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27February 2013
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Embassy of Japan in the UK