Perspectives Japan

Perspectives Japan introduces films that depict issues related to Japan from unique perspectives. The five titles in this program include: a film that details the dangers of state power run amok, a film that weaves together memories of protest against the authorities in the 1960s, a film that crystallizes a decade of filmmakers’ contemplation since the earthquake and tsunami, a film that explores physical disability and modes of expression through filmmaking, and a film that listens carefully to personal memories rooted in the land. These works trace each filmmaker’s unceasing vision, which cannot be summed up simply by the word “Japan.”