Visual Resistance: Protest culture in Japanese documentary film
Many people in the Western world were startled by the absence of mass demonstrations in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. The subservience and harmony-orientation of the Japanese people were regarded as reasons for the apparent lack of a protest culture and the weakness of Japanese civil society. The films of this year’s retrospective give ample proof of the existence of popular protest in Japan. (Dr. Roland Domenig, Vienna)
Each NIPPON RETRO screening of will be introduced by Dr. Roland Domenig.