“Tell the Prime Minister”
This event is a series of programs from a group exhibition of Japanese artists, Seeds of Memory
Saturday, 29 July 2017, 7.00 pm
Auditorium (level 2), Kedai Kebun Forum
Jl. Tirtodipuran 3, Yogyakarta
Open for public and free
Tell the Prime Minister
Director: Eiji Oguma, 2015, dokumentary, 90 minutes
After “Occupy Wall Street” in New York, and before the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong, two hundred thousand people surrounded the prime minister’s office in Tokyo for anti-nuclear demonstrations. However, this incident was not covered extensively by the media and subsequently unknown to the world.
The documentary is about anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear incident in March 2011. The theme of this film is the crisis facing democracy, and the reconstruction of democracy.
The film consists of interviews with eight people and recordings from that period. The eight people who appeared included former Prime Minister, a refugee from Fukushima, political activists, shopkeepers, artists, hospital workers, and businessmen, both from Japan and not. The film illustrates how people from different backgrounds gather in the midst of a crisis.
The video footage cited in the film shows a horrific experience of nuclear holocaust, anti-nuclear demonstrations, speeches, and official meetings between the Prime Minister and the activists. These videos were captured by locals and uploaded to the internet. We ask permission to use the recording of each person after explaining our intent. Thus, everyone volunteered to give us the video.
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