Retrospective: OGAWA Production - 11 Flowers of Movement Cinema

Retrospective: OGAWA Production - 11 Flowers of Movement Cinema

OGAWA Shinsuke is one of the most important Japanese documentary filmmakers. In 2014, TIDF had a full OGAWA programme. We selected two films for the tour, Forest of Oppression – A Record of the Struggle at Takasaki City University of Economics is about the student movement in Japan in the 1960's; The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories, by OGAWA's cinematographer OTSU Koshiro and DAISHIMA Haruhiko, portrays an "extended span of time" of the protests against building Narita International Airport which have continued from the 1960's to today through documenting monologues of those whose lives were twisted by the movement. OGAWA had constantly been searching for the most powerful expression to attract the audiences, making them sympathetic towards the protagonists. Therefore when society changes in time, the meaning of cinema changes with it. This is why OGAWA's works remain so unique and timeless.

Films

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