NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

Chikako Nakamoto, affectionately called “Bacchan” or “Granny”, is known as the city’s Mother Theresa. For years she’s been welcoming juvenile delinquents with her homecooked meals. She believes that hunger is a trigger for acts of assault, purse snatching, shoplifting and prostitution, and that a warm meal is the first step toward rehabilitation. Some of the youths Granny welcomes into her home include a boy whose family is too poor to feed him and a girl who has been abused by her parents. Under Granny’s care, these youngsters get to seek and find ways to overcome their despair. This documentary drama, filmed over a span of eight years, shows how Granny’s table has changed the lives of these young people.

Date: 21 February 2018, 6.30pm
Venue: The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 – 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
Organiser: The Embassy of Japan in the UK

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