Perspectives Japan

Perspectives Japan is dedicated to presenting documentaries portraying today’s Japan through unique cinematic perspectives. The five films of the program include: Domains, which uses a complex structure to document the process of how actors develop their characters for a fiction film; Listening to the Air, which portrays a female radio personality who gave emergency FM broadcasts over a long period of time from disaster-stricken Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; An Ant Strikes Back, which follows a laborer determined to take on a chronically exploitative Japanese corporation; Tokyo High Tide, which explores the past and present of an eighty-year-old man residing on Tokyo’s tidal flats; and Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa, which confronts an especially dark chapter in the history of the Battle of Okinawa.