The Japan Foundation Los Angeles and JET Alumni Association of Southern California present a screening of “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story” on Saturday, March 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles.
Produced and directed by Regge Life, “Live Your Dream” is a film about JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program participant Taylor Anderson and young people just like her who travel the world trying to make a difference. She was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. She was among those swept away by the tsunami that struck Japan’s northeastern coast.
Through interviews with her friends and family, the documentary traces her life in Japan and the dedication she held toward her host culture and its people. “Live Your Dream” is about hope and the future. Attendees are invited to celebrate and honor her life, as well as recognizing all others who have been affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
A short documentary highlighting multi-cultural communities impacted by 3/11 will be shown. “Live Your Dream” will then be introduced by one of Anderson’s friends featured in the film. Light refreshments will be served following the screenings.
Seating is limited. Admission is free but reservations are required. RSVP by Thursday, March 7, 11:55 p.m., to http://taylorandersonfilmscreening.eventbrite.com/.
Street parking is available near JFLA: www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
For more information on the film, visit www.thetaylorandersonstory.com/.