Presentation of the documentary film "Tell the Prime Minister"
Film screening and discussion in presence of the film director : Eiji OGUMA, professor of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo.
The documentary film Tell the Prime Minister, directed by Eiji OGUMA, was officially presented at the 2015 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
Presentation: After "Occupy Wall Street" in New York, and before the "Umbrella Revolution" in Hong Kong, 200 000 people surrounded the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo for an anti-nuclear demonstration. However, this incident was not reported extensively by the media and subsequently went unnoticed by the world.
This documentary film captures the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear incident in March 2011. The theme of the film is the crisis that democracy faces, and the reconstruction of democracy. Video recordings cited in the film show the terrifying experiences of the nuclear disaster, anti-nuclear demonstrations, speeches, and the official meeting between activists and the Prime Minister. A groundbreaking film created in a unique and unprecedented manner.
Oguma Eiji is a professor of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo. His researches cover the national identity and nationalism, colonial policy, democracy thoughts and social movements in modern Japan from the view of historical sociology. He has earned 6 prizes for his published works in Japan. He has participated and gained credibility in anti-nuke movement in Tokyo after Fukushima incident. This is his first film work which was completed by cooperation of many activists and voluntary filmers.
- Centre d'Études Japonaises (CEJ) - INALCO
- Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l'Asie Orientale (CRCAO) de l'Université Paris Diderot
- Département des arts de l'ENS de Lyon
- Institut d'Asie Orientale de Lyon (IAO)
- Section des Études Japonaises de l'UFR LLCE de l'Université de Lille
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