This version of Crossroads in Context is accompanied by a recording of a live performance by six Hamilton students in my "Introduction to Japanese Film" course in Fall of 2014. They watched the silent film, learned the background of each student in the English class, and wrote their original benshi script. In the process, we discussed the best approach to do benshi for a movie about real people in the area. In the end, they decided to keep the benshi setsumei to a minimum, and let the images speak. Historical benshi typically covered the following three roles in their performance: plot narration, character dialogue, and impromptu commentary on the movie, actors, and story. However, the Hamilton student benshi performers stayed away from the “character dialogue” role of benshi because treating the refugee students as people without their agency and voice was the last thing they wanted to do. As a result, their benshi setsumei functions more as narration, although they tried to express their feelings through their voices. The live music in the background is Gabriel Thibaudeau’s original music score for this movie. He composed it during his visit to Hamilton College in September of 2014, when, Ichiryo Kataoka (benshi), Otowa-za Japanese traditional musical group, and a cellist from France collaborated to work on a new music and benshi for a 1925 Japanese silent film, Orochi (The Serpent). This international ensemble performed the music, as the Hamilton student benshi performed in front of a packed audience at the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium on campus.