The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan — Summer in Sanrizuka

Front de libération du Japon - L'été à Sanrizuka
  • Shinsuke Ogawa
  • 1968
    • Japan
  • 108 min
  • 16 mm
  • Production
  • Hideko Kobayashi, Hiro Fuseya, ryuiji Ichiyama, Ogawa Pro
  • Print source
  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, oki@yidff.jp

In 1968, the members of newly formed Ogawa Pro followed a brigade of student activists and joined the growing movement of resistance by the farmers and their allies against the forced eviction from their lands to build a new international airport in Narita, near Tokyo. Summer in Sanrizuka is a call-to-arms, a raucous film shot during the first land surveys and the first clashes between the airport authorities and the protesters. The film shows how the students and the farmers were able to forge an alliance and find common ground in order to organise and strengthen their cooperative struggle. The collective settled in the village of Heta, one of the centres of this struggle, and for the next decade they directed a powerful series of seven films about the protracted struggle of the peasants.

  • Friday 30 March 2018 18H15 Salle 100

    Original Version Subtitled in French and English + presentation

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  • Sunday 01 April 2018 14H30 Cinéma 2

    Original Version Subtitled in French and English + presentation

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