Global Art and Culture

The Japanese Version

This award-winning film takes an unusual look at the West's influence on Japanese popular culture, looking at everything from weddings with giant rubber cakes to "love hotels", decorated in different Western fantasies; to Tokyo businessmen in letter-perfect cowboy outfits singing the theme to Rawhide.

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The Anti-Americans

They say that Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus, but the story is a lot more complicated. The Anti-Americans is a whimsical yet serious look at the estrangement between Europeans and America that has developed over the last few years. The program travels to Ireland, France, Poland, and Great Britain to examine the idea that each country responds to American culture and society in its own unique way, based on its own cultural needs, history, and prejudices.

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