Documentary film screening in Kamagasaki!

Documentary film screening by NDS
in 41st Kamagasaki overwinter survival struggle in 2010 Dec-2011 Jan.

<From Kamagasaki---- think about Okinawa, Korea, Zainich—Korean and other ethnic residents in Japan>
Now winter is coming and we are preparing for a series of screenings in overwinter survival struggle in Kamagasaki!
The theme of this screening is rethinking about people’s history/herstory that has been hidden in the shadow. We have an intent to oppose exclusionism which is widespread in our society by screening old precious works in Kamagasaki.


<Schedule> *All screenings are Free!

12/28 Tue. @ Sankaku Kouen (Triangle park)
19:00 Blast wind, turning time

12/29 Wed. @Furusato no ie →
10:00 Children of Korea
10:50 The Announcement of Park Chu-ja’s Real Name
--break time--
15:00 Hot and Long Youth
15:40 One act play, One scene—Display of Okinawans
18:20 Repatriation

12/30 Thr. @Furusato no ie
10:00 The Announcement of Park Chu-ja’s Real Name
11:00 As a Flower in 1985
--break time--
14:30 Children of Korea
15:30 Repatriation

12/31 Fri. @Furusato no ie
11:00 As a Flower in 1985
13:00 Free from Animosity and Living in Jodo

1/3 Mon. @Furusato no ie
13:30 Free from Animosity and Living in Jodo
15:30 Hot and Long Youth
16:05 One act play, One scene—Display of Okinawans

“Blast wind, turning time” (Kazekkurai Toki sakashima)
JAPAN / 1979 / Japanese / color / 88min.
Director: Tetsurou Nunokawa
Production: Masaaki Hiraoka, Tomiko Sugiura
Performers: Kyokuba-Kan (Castle of Feat of Horsemanship), Showa-Guntouden( Showa Thieves’ story), Jigoku-no-Tenshi( Angel of Hell)
――Legendary theatrical group “Castle of Feat of Horsemanship=Kyokuba-kan” was going around in Japan, stopping Sanya, Kamagasaki, Koza, Abashiri in this film.

“Children of Korea” (Chosen no ko)
JAPAN / 1955 / Korean, Japanese / monochrome / 35mm / 30min.
Director: Hideo Arai, Takahide Kyogoku
Production Committee: PTA of Korean residents’ schools, Korean residents’ educators association, “Children of Korea” Production Committee, Korean residents film makers group.
Source: Chongryon Film Studio.
――“ We can study our language and our geography, our history owing to our fathers and mother’s struggles and efforts, in order to become fine Korean.” This film was based on compositions written by students.

“The Announcement of Park Chu-ja’s Real Name”(“Irumu/Namae: Paku Chuja san no honmyo sengen”)
JAPAN / 1983 / Japanese / Color / 16mm / 50 min
Director, Script: Takizawa Rinzo
Producer: Shin Ki-soo
Production Company: Visual Culture Association
Source: Irumu/Namae Production Committee
――Park Chu-ja, a second-generation zainichi, joined the anti-Vietnam war movement at her university, where she fell in love with the Japanese chairman of the student union. After much hesitation, she made her Korean origins known and announced her real name. Because of that name, however, she was rejected in employment exams. As the movement called “The committee to think about the Park Chu-ja issue” expanded its network, the staff who worked on Korean Envoys to Japan During the Edo Period (1979), including Shin Ki-soo, Takizawa Rinzo, and Takaiwa Hitoshi, began working on this film to record the steps taken toward ethnic independence.
Source: http://www.yidff.jp/2005/cat085/05c098-e.html#t1


“Hot and Long Youth—from a Testimony of Okinawa”(Atsui Nagai Seishun—Aru Okinawa no Syogen kara)
JAPAN / 1972 / Uchina-guchi, Japanese / TV works / 30min.
Director: Katsu Moriguchi
――This work filmed Okinawa had been “returned” to Japan 3 months later. However, the changes of Okinawa society was price inflation and increase of tourists, while U.S military bases weren’t taken away. The main character was Yasuo Uchima, he had been wanting strongly to return Okinawa from U.S to Japan.

“One act play, One scene—Display of Okinawans”(Ichimaku Ichiba, Okinawa Jinruikan”
JAPAN / 1978 / Uchina-guchi, Japanese / TV works / color / 25min.
Director: Katsu Moriguchi
――In 1903, two Okinawan people forced to display as a show in 5th National Industrial Exhibition held in Osaka. That display was called Jinruikan. In addition to the case of Okinawan, there were other displays in the exhibition such as Ainu, Taiwanese…the peoples had invaded by Empire of Japan in the period.

South Korea / 2003 / Korean (with Japanese script) / 35mm / 148min.
Director: Kim Dong Won
――The films mentioned above, to no surprise, are primarily concerned with the time that the prisoners of conscience spent in jail. However Repatriation begins as the men are released from prison, focusing on their efforts to adapt to South Korean society and their campaign to be repatriated to North Korea. By starting his documentary at a time when most news agencies were switching off their cameras, director Kim Dong-won gives us a rare insight into the complete story of these men and how their lives have been shaped by their convictions.
(Source :http://koreanfilm.org/docs.html#repatriation
Official site: http://cine.co.jp/soukan/index.html
Other information: http://asiasociety.org/arts-culture/film/kim-dong-wons-film-north-korean-prisoners-held-south-korea

“As a Flower in 1985”(1985nen, Hana de arukoto)
JAPAN / 2010 / Japanese / color / 75min.
Director: Kim Song Il
Jo Sui Ching, Chinese residents 2nd-generation in Japan, had been struggling against fingerprinting system and hoping to become the bridge linking between various ethnic groups and Japanese society. This film focuses her life.

“Free from Animosity and Living in Jodo(Pure-Land)(Han wo toite, Jodo wo ikiru)
JAPAN / 2010 / Japanese / color / 85min.
Director: Masahiro Nishiyama
This film focuses on current situation of Okinawa. Friendship between sculptor, Minoru Kinjou and a U.S. marine whose origin is Mexican, demonstration in front of Official residence of Prime minister, Okinawa people’s big convention…

Sankaku kouen(Triangle Park)


Furusato no ie