Haiku on a Plum Tree
(2017, Documentary, 73 min.)
A film by Mujah Maraini-Melehi
Followed by a Q&A with the director and author Dacia Maraini, in conversation with Stefano Albertini (NYU) and David Forgacs (NYU).
Tokyo 1943: Italian anthropologist Fosco Maraini and painter Topazia Alliata refused to sign allegiance to Mussolini. They were imprisoned with their three daughters, Dacia, Yuki and Toni. Today, Toni’s daughter Mujah explores her family’s experience and legacy by trying to bring their memories to life by retracing their steps in her own journey to Japan.