The Can’t Go Native project has issued two new DVDs complementing the “Can’t Go Native?” documentary film shown at the Austin, Texas meeting last year. “More About Mizusawa” has 90 minutes of illustrated discussions with Keith Brown on topics including the samurai heritage, Mizusawa in Japan’s history, everyday Buddhism, and naked fieldwork. “Conversations in Mizusawa”, designed for use in language and culture courses, offers six chapters with unscripted, spontaneous conversations filmed in Mizusawa; usable with or without English subtitles.
All three DVDs may be ordered from the project website. Teacher’s guides from all three DVDs have been prepared and will soon be available for free downloading from the website. Funds from the US-Japan Foundation made it possible for us to produce these additional materials.
David W. Plath