Can't Go Native?

David Plath
56 minutes

A documentary about an American anthropologist growing old together with people in a Japanese town he has been studying since 1961.

In 1961 graduate student Keith Brown went to Mizusawa in northeastern Japan to gather material for his doctoral dissertation on Japanese kinship. Professor Emeritus Keith Brown still visits Mizusawa to collect data but also to be among friends he has known for decades. Filmed in a region of Japan that is flyover country for world media 'Can't Go Native?' tells a compelling story of Japanese and Americans growing old together for a half century.