Maybe this is a good time to watch:
Shinsuke Ogawa - Nihon Kaiho sensen: Sanrizuka no natsu AKA The Battle for the
Liberation of Japan: Summer in Sanrizuka (1968)
In 1968, Ogawa decided to form Ogawa Productions and locate it at the newly
announced construction site of Narita International Airport in a district
called Sanrizuka. Ogawa chose to locate his company in the most radical of the
villages, Heta. Some farmers immediately sold their land; others vehemently
protested and drew the support of social movements across the country. Together
they clashed with riot police sent in to protect surveyors, who were plotting
out the airport. Summer in Sanrizuka is a messy film – its chaos communicating
the passions and actions on the ground.
Noriaki Tsuchimoto - Paruchizan Zenshi AKA Prehistory of the Partisans (1969)
At the peak of student activism in the follow-up to the renewal of the
controversial Anpo: US-Japan Security Treaty, Tsuchimoto’s socially-engaged
documentary traces the struggles of the students of Kyoto University from their
discussions to preparations for armed action. Produced by Ogawa Productions,
the film follows new-left radical Osamu Takita and his debates with students,
which are captured with exceptional intimacy.
Shinsuke Ogawa - Sanrizuka: Heta buraku aka Narita: Heta Village (1973)
In the early ‘70s, the Japanese public’s attention was focused on the village
of Narita. Here, in a conflict that became increasingly symbolic as it wore on,
student radicals joined with the farmers and villagers of Narita to protest the
impending demolition of the village to make way for an airport. For Narita:
Heta Village, Shinsuke Ogawa, Japan’s premier documentary filmmaker, went to
live among the peasants and he and his crew stayed for several years. In this
unique documentary, the events of struggle around the airport remain outside of
the film; all of our knowledge of it is indirect. Instead, the film focuses
entirely on the peasants themselves and registers the conflict solely through
its effect on their thoughts and lives. Composed entirely of long duration
shots, Ogawa allows the film’s phenomenal world to unfold slowly through time.
The audience watches and listens as a village elder describes the government’s
destruction of an ancient burial ground. Centuries-old customs, such as the New
Year celebration, are rendered exquisitely. As an idea, the form of the
documentary is brilliant; as a documentary, Narita: Heta Village is one of the
most important produced in the last 50 years and was awarded a Critics’ Prize
at the Berlin Film Festival.
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> On Apr 12, 2018, at 4:43 PM, Menno Grootveld <rabot...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Just for your information: Frank Theys and I are on our way to the ZAD. We
> are "armed" with two movie camera's and a lot of audio equipment. I will try
> to write a short impression after we get there and post it. Meanwhile: spread
> the news and resist! Show your solidarity with the ZAD by squatting,
> occupying or just protesting, wherever you are!
> Menno Grootveld
> Rebel City Amsterdam
> Op 12-04-18 om 16:02 schreef XLterrestrials:
>> Hi Patrice et al,
>> Thx for the boost...
>> the anti-commonists... good one !! :)
>> Day 4 updates ( the good news ) :
>> 1. robopopo taste the mud ! ( via catapult )
>> 2. tractors on the roll to defend the Saulce barricades.
>> 3. the Dutch report from Globalinfo.nl
>> 4. it only took 50 years to make, but Macron may have just triggered May 68
>> The Sequel, Bravo ! :)
>> stay tune,
>> it's going to be a wild * woolly spring !
>> arts + praxis organisms
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>>> Some of you have heard of the ZAD. Only a short time ago, after years of
>>> dedication and courage and work for the commons, the ZAD celebrated
>>> victory over the mega-project for a new airport:
>>> Now, the anti-commonists, appalled by the fact that people can live in a
>>> peaceful sustainable way on shared property have attacked. With the
>>> brutal force of a police state:
>>> (i'm no great fan of RT, but they are among the few teams on the ground)
>>> In Paris, spontaneous solidarity actions have sprung up!
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