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About The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan: Summer in Sanrizuka

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Not rated
Year Released:
1968
Format:
16mm
Genres:
Documentary
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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.

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