Ethan Martin, a senior at Humphreys High School in South Korea, edits a photograph during the Far East Film and Creative Expressions Festival in Tokyo, May 2, 2019. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Ethan Martin, a senior at Humphreys High School in South Korea, edits a photograph during the Far East Film and Creative Expressions Festival in Tokyo, May 2, 2019. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Student artists from across DODEA-Pacific show off their talents in Tokyo

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

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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