Student artists from across DODEA-Pacific show off their talents in Tokyo
TOKYO — Misa McGhee sat anxiously, awaiting the results of the voting on which of five 8-minute short-subject videos would be named winner of the recent Far East Film and Creative Expressions festival.
A senior at Kubasaki High School on Okinawa, McGhee said she plans to make moviemaking a career; scary films, she added, are her favorite genre.
Her entry, titled “Kokeshi,” is the story of a teenage girl vacationing in Tokyo who becomes cursed and trapped inside a traditional Japanese wooden doll, trying to fight her way to freedom. McGhee directed and stars in the piece.
When they announced her video as the winning entry Thursday, a cascade of emotion streamed down her face at Temple University’s Tokyo campus, one of the four-day festival’s host sites.
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