Independent Lens: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Independent Lens: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 8:00pm

A giant silver kabuto mushi by the side of a highway.

Credit: Courtesy of Sean Price Williams

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the history of Japan’s love affair with bugs.

Beginning in the modern-day and working backward, Independent Lens: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, airing Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), explores the history of Japan’s love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologist’s toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese philosophies that will shift viewers’ perspectives on nature, beauty and life, and counter the exigencies of day-to-day life.



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