This screening includes The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan: Summer in Sanrizuka
- Date and time:
- Fri, March 27, From 10–11:48 pm
- 1 hr 48 min
- Free, but ticketed
This screening will not be rescheduled.
In 1968, the Japanese government announced plans to build an international airport in the ﬁelds of Sanrizuka near Tokyo, and thus dispossess thousands of farmers of their land. Students from cities, activists, and the filmmakers rushed to ally with the peasants. Their common fight against the eviction became one of the most enduring social ruptures in the history of postwar Japan. Summer in Sanrizuka captures the beginning of one battle between endless growth and ecological bases of life—the images are timeless. In Japanese with English subtitles.