Art & Design

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table  

21 February 2018, London

NHK World Documentary:Bacchan: Granny’s Table

NHK World Documentary / 50mins

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Open 18:00 | Special talk 18:30 - 19:00 | Film starts at 19:00


Chikako Nakamoto, affectionately called "Bacchan" or "Granny", is known as the city's Mother Theresa. For years she's been welcoming juvenile delinquents with her homecooked meals. She believes that hunger is a trigger for acts of assault, purse snatching, shoplifting and prostitution, and that a warm meal is the first step toward rehabilitation. Some of the youths Granny welcomes into her home include a boy whose family is too poor to feed him and a girl who has been abused by her parents. Under Granny's care, these youngsters get to seek and find ways to overcome their despair. This documentary drama, filmed over a span of eight years, shows how Granny's table has changed the lives of these young people.

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21 February 2018, 6.30pm
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Embassy of Japan in the UK