Japan Society is hosting a back-to-back documentary events on November 11th.
DEVOTION: A FILM ABOUT OGAWA PRODUCTIONS (4pm)
Barbara Hammer will be joining Japan Society for a screening of her film about the influential and controversial Japanese documentary collective Ogawa Productions that most famously made films about the lives of farmers who stood in direct opposition to the construction of Narita International Airport on their land.
SANRIZUKA – HETA VILLAGE (7pm)
In the summer of 1968, Ogawa Productions, led by visionary filmmaker Shinsuke Ogawa, entrenched themselves in the middle of the site of violent conflict wherein ongoing resistance to the construction of the Narita International Airport was demonstrated by local farmers, activists and students. Committing their lives to documenting the farmers’ struggle, the collective produced their most famous series of seven films known as the “Sanrizuka Series.”
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