Film Archive

Jahr

Retrospective
Fortress of the Land Kiichi Hoshi

Spring 1969: Tachikawa Airfield is of extreme importance to the United States’ Vietnam War. A coalition of peasants who already fought against its expansion in the mid-1950s as well as various factions of Japanese student and anti-war movement(s) tries to sabotage air traffic. ...

Fortress of the Land

Documentary Film
Japan
1977
170 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Kiichi Hoshi
Kiichi Hoshi
Kimio Tsukamoto, Takashi Ueda, Masaaki Yoshimaru
Hiroko Kono
Yukio Kubota
Spring 1969: Tachikawa Airfield is of extreme importance to the United States’ Vietnam War. A coalition of peasants who already fought against its expansion in the mid-1950s as well as various factions of Japanese student and anti-war movement(s) tries to sabotage air traffic. As the war ends, the differences between the groups re-emerge …

Olaf Möller

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Retrospective
People of Sunagawa: The Wheat Will Never Fall Fumio Kamai

In an attempt to get on the right side of the former occupiers in the late summer of 1955, the government under Prime Minister Hatoyama approved the US armed forces’ plans to expand Tachikawa Airfield – against the people’s wishes, if need be. ...

People of Sunagawa: The Wheat Will Never Fall

Documentary Film
Japan
1955
27 minutes
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Ono Tadashi
Fumio Kamai
Aramaki Tadashi, Segawa Junichi, Segawa Hiroshi, Kagawa Yoshikazu
Kamei Fumio, Chiaki Shigeo, Teshigahara Hiroshi, Osanai Haruo, Yamazaki Shogyo, Kishi Tomiko
In an attempt to get on the right side of the former occupiers in the late summer of 1955, the government under Prime Minister Hatoyama approved the US armed forces’ plans to expand Tachikawa Airfield – against the people’s wishes, if need be. Naturally, the people took straight to the barricades. A number of violent clashes ensued, starting on September 13th and narrated in this work’s precursor “People of Sunagawa: A Record of the Struggle Against the Military Base” (1955). At the end of this agit-treatise of solidarity with the peasants and students we see images of what was presumably the first Japanese mass protest in front of the US Embassy since the end of the occupation.

Olaf Möller

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.