Okinawa International Movie Festival conveys the charm of islands

Okinawa International Movie Festival conveys the charm of islands

On March 20, Hiroki Kawada of Garage Sale (second from left front) and Naha International High School students gave speeches on stage at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan.


March 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 20, the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival 2014 kicked off at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City. A community-based movie project of Okinawa by Gori of Garage Sale, “Naha NAHA Nafa!” in which the students from Naha International High School took part, and other works were shown. On March 21, many celebrities who have acted in movies walked on the red carpet. The festival was held until March 24.

Hiroki Kawada of the Okinawan comedy duo Garage Sale, who acted in the movie “Naha NAHA Nafa!” appeared on stage with Koyo Gushi, a student of Naha International High School who took part in producing film. Gushi said, “I discovered the charms of Naha by shooting the film at a public market. I live in Naha, but I did not notice them before. I will be pleased if the people who watch this movie feel the charm of the town.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato) 

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