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The Show Me Shorts Film Festival is spotlighting Japanese culture, featuring seven Japanese short films in the upcoming 2019 Show Me Shorts Film Festival. They are Prowler by Toshiharu Yaegashi, The Broom by Yo Kohatsu, Little Miss Sumo by Matt Kay, Boze by Fuyuko Mochizuki, Beard and Raincoat by Kimi Yawata, My Little Goat by Tomoki Misato, and Robu by Kai Hasson. The seven short films explore the lives of modern Japanese - their concerns, fears, hopes and dreams. There's something for evveryone: animated goats, a comedic search for coins, an obsession with beards, a manga comic book coming to life, a twisted fairy tale, and a documentary about sumo wrestling women. The Japanese Focus section of the programme will screen at Rialto Newmarket in Auckland, Light House Cuba in Wellington and Alice in Christchurch. Tickets are now on sale from the cinema websites below:

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