Lighting a Beacon of Hope in the Wilderness

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, who died in Afghanistan from gunfire by armed groups while engaged in activities to construct irrigation canals, will be remembered in a screening of the documentary film “Theatre Version: Lighting a Beacon of Hope in the Wilderness.” Additionally, after the screening of this film, there will be a director’s talk.

Dr. Nakamura, who had been involved in medical work in Afghanistan and Pakistan, experienced a severe drought in Afghanistan in the summer of 2000. Amidst the drought and famine, which claimed many lives, Dr. Nakamura engaged in medical work and began a project to construct irrigation canals. Through this film, which sheds light on life, we will question what true peace is.
June 22, 2024 (Saturday)
Opening Hours
General: 500 yen, Students/Seniors (65 and older): Free.
Presenting a disability identification card allows the person and one accompanying individual free entry.
Organized by
Kawaguchi City Art Gallery ATLIA
Teacher profile
Kenji Taniyu (Director of the film "Theatre Version: Lighting a Beacon of Hope in the Wilderness")
1961: Born in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture. After graduating from Rikkyo University's Department of Sociology, he worked in the television news industry. 1994: Joined Nippon Denpa News Company. Stationed in Rwanda. 1995: Became the head of the company's Hanoi branch (~until 1997). 1998: Documented the activities of Dr. Nakamura in Afghanistan and Pakistan (~until 2019). Utilizing his experience in mountain climbing, he has conducted numerous reporting trips to remote areas such as the Himalayas, the Karakoram Range, and the Taklamakan Desert. He has reported from over 70 countries worldwide.
Anyone (preschoolers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
50 people
General: 500 yen, Students/Seniors (65 and above): Free. Presenting a disability certificate allows the person and one accompanying person to attend for free.

Application Method

Applications will be accepted starting from May 1st. Please write the event name in the subject line and include the following information (①–④) in the body of the email. If there are many applicants, a lottery will be held.
①Name (in kanji and furigana)


③Postal code/Address

④Phone number

Application Deadline: May 20th (Mon)

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You can download the flyer for this lecture here

For the movie's official website, click here