The Japan Foundation, Toronto is greeting the season with a series of films that celebrate the earth.

This spring, the Japan Foundation, Toronto will feature a series of films, CHIKYU FILMS, which will share stories about people who have a close relationship to our environment and the earth—or Chikyu (地球) in Japanese.
Admission to the films is free, but registration is required, so be sure to visit the Japan Foundation, Toronto’s website before you go! And read on for a run-down of the films on the series’ schedule.


FONposter_640Force of Nature (2010)
April 23, 6:30 pm
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson (92 min.)

A biography of the world-renowned Japanese-Canadian scientist David Suzuki and his last lecture. He reflects on his family history, including his experience of internment, but also about how the beauty of nature has spurred his examination of our relationship to the environment and sustainability.


gatGatchaman: The Movie (1978)
April 30, 6:30 pm
Directed by Hisayuki Toriumi (110 min.)

An animated feature based on the popular ’70s series about a team of ninja scientists who battle the menace Galactor, the technologically advanced villains trying to control earth’s natural resources. The film’s recurring themes involve conservation, environmentalism and the responsible use of technology for progress.



Film series venue
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St. E., 3rd floor, Toronto
416-966-1600 |




About the Japan Foundation, Toronto
The Japan Foundation, Toronto is an institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.
It has a global network with 25 overseas offices in 24 countries.