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A short film released on YouTube about a group of mothers in Saitama selling handmade kimchi to support a cash-strapped ethnic Korean school offers an intimate look at how grassroots efforts to resist discrimination can expand outward to help create a more tolerant society.

The 15-minute film, titled “Saitama Kimchi Diary,” sees cultural anthropologist Kohei Inose, 42, join the women on a day in March, following them from the arrival of some vegetables for pickling to an end-of-day cleanup and chat.

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