6 April 2019

Moving Pictures Cinema

Mercato Metropolitano

42 Newington Causeway  SE1 6DR

We did celebrate JAPAN for a night! We immersed ourselves in the colours, shapes, flavours, sounds and images of JAPAN.  A million thanks goes to the audience that was very active and participated during every bit of it, see you at the next one!


On 6 April SOUTH SOCIAL CELEBRATED JAPAN, in partnership with THE GREAT BRITAIN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION, to showcase Japanese culture with a film screening, live performance, cuisine and discussion.

Central to the event was a screening of Naoko Ogigami’s CLOSE-KNIT, a feel good film following three unlikely family members consisting of a young girl, her uncle and his transgender partner, raising key issues with gender, identity and relationships.


Critically acclaimed Japanese musician, MIOU, provided the performance element for the evening, having won titles such as “Asia’s Top Fashion Singer” and “Asia Pacific Inspirational Woman”. MIOU combines her beautiful singing voice with her cool fashion to put on a dazzling show.


We provided a super delicious mix of sushi and sashimi crafted with care and with a variety of tastes and  textures made by the expert hands of KATSUMA, a 100% green company that believes in quality food and sustainability.


A lovely sake taster was offered by our new partner YUTAKA, UK’s original Japanese food company.



Our panel discussion post screening was lead by two top experts, Griseldis Kirsch from SOAS University of London & Irene Gonzales Lopez from Kingston University. It was a great conversation all about Japanese culture!



Event supported by The Great British Sasakawa Foundation.

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