Japanese

Cinema with Us 2017

Supported by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc [SOMPO ART FUND] (Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan: 2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture) and Association for Corporate Support of the Arts [GBFund] and Kamei Foundation for the Promotion of Social Education

[Venues] Yamagata Museum of Art 2, 5

Cinema with Us is a program that features work born from the unprecedented March 11th, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and accompanying nuclear power plant accident.


This program appears for the fourth time at the festival; six years have unavoidably passed since the disaster occurred (in the meantime, the tectonic plates have shifted so much that it has become unclear which disaster is being referred to at any given time, and political talk of “recovery,” is so ever-shifting that one is always uncertain which recovery is being discussed). Through films that confront this reality, we would like to start contemplating the following questions: What role can documentary play? What can this reality bring to documentary?

To further expand the activities of the 311 Documentary Film Archive, which is in its third year, we have invited the Bophana Audiovisual Research Center, in Cambodia. We will reflect on how film archives might aim to offer ways to deepen historical understanding of the regions affected by disaster.


Life—Another Story of Fukushima  Dir: Kasai Chiaki / JAPAN / 2017 / 115 min
FUKUSHIMA: The silent voices  Dir: Sato Chiho, Lucas Rue / FRANCE / 2017 / 58 min
Red Wedding  Dir: Chan Lida, Guillaume Suon / CAMBODIA, FRANCE / 2012 / 58 min
Dear Monster –Poet and The Disaster–  Dir: Ito Ken / JAPAN / 2016 / 60 min

There will be other screenings and discussions as well.