Yann Le Masson – Kashima Paradise [+Extras] (1973)

Kashima Paradise
Coréalisé avec Bénie Deswarte, 1973, 16 mm, 106 min 26
Entre Kashima et Tokyo, se construit vers 1970 l’aéroport de Narita : les paysans refusent de vendre leurs terres et affrontent les gardes mobiles envoyés pour les expulser

Between Kashima and Tokyo, Narita airport is built around 1970: the rural people refuse to sell their land and confront the mobile guards sent to evict them.

This 1973 French documentary explores the conflict between modern values and material comforts in Japan and the more traditional obligations (giri) and culture which are still the real backbone of the society. Among the topics touched on are the Osaka Expo, battles against pollution, and Japanese leftist movements. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

BFI synopsis:
“Study of Kashima Paradise, an industrial complex sixty miles from Tokyo. Records the transition from an isolated rural community to an industrial colossus using a Marxian analysis of Japanese social structure.”
Commentary writer: Chris Marker

A documentary, with commentary by Chris Marker (spoken by Georges Rouquier and Jacqueline Taouss in the french version), which focuses on Kashima Paradise, an industrial complex some sixty miles from Tokyo. It examines the effect of total change in Japan, and the transition in one part-village from an almost medieval way of life to advanced industrial practice all within the space of a year. Japan is probably the country most susceptible to this type of rapid change at the moment, but it’s something that’s happening to us all. This explores the conflict between modern values and material comforts in Japan and the more traditional obligations (giri) and culture which are still the real backbone of the society. Among the topics touched on are the Osaka Expo, battles against pollution, and Japanese leftist movements.

Toute une série de merveilleuses rencontres : Celle des auteurs (Y. Masson, caméraman, et B. Deswarte, sociologue), entre le spontané et le réfléchi, entre les auteurs et le Japon, entre leur extrême-gauchisme français et le “giri” japonais, entre les habitants de Narita et la police, etc. (Serge Daney)

J’ai huit ans
Coréalisé avec Olga Poliakof, 1961, 16 mm, 9 min 10
À partir de leurs dessins, des enfants algériens parlent de leur expérience de la guerre. Projeté clandestinement, saisi 17 fois et censuré pendant 12 ans, un film majeur sur la guerre d’Algérie.

Sucre amer
1963, 16 mm, 23 min 54
En 1963, à la Réunion, Michel Debré, Premier ministre du général De Gaulle, vise le poste de député. Yann Le Masson suit sa campagne mouvementée. Son film restera interdit en France pendant 10 ans.

1.61GB | 1h 46m | 704×512 | avi

https://nitro.download/view/F5769B4C59E59C7/Kashima_Paradise_(1973).avi
https://nitro.download/view/F25CD1328A892A5/Kashima_Paradise_(1973).srt
https://nitro.download/view/66C752031839450/Sucre_Amer_(1963).avi
https://nitro.download/view/23CA4634D88E5E1/J’ai_huit_ans_(1961).avi

Language:French&Japanese
Subtitles:French .srt (Kashima paradise)

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