Hiroshima no pika 40827-D
Hirsohima No Pika is an animated film based on the award winning children's book by the Japanese artist Toshi Maruki. Through Maruki's hear-rending but beautiful water color illustrations, the film tells the story of a young girl and her family who live through the horrific bombing of Hirsohima. Nominated for an Academy Award, Hellfire: a journey from Hiroshima caputres the artists Iri and Toshi Maruki in their decades long collaboration to creat a monumental testament to the effects of the atomic bomb - the Hiroshima murals, which have been viewed by over 100 million people aroung the world. Engaging interivew and extended sequences of the Marukis at work are shown.
Shirīzu Nihon no dokyumentarī 50013-D
1. Dokyumentarī no miryoku furoku (112 min.) 2. Seiji, shakai hen: 1. Sora no shōnenhei (1941, 37 min.) / Geijutsu Eigasha; satsuei, henshū, Inoue Kan. Watashitachi wa konna ni hataraite iru (1945, 18 min.) / Asahi Eigasha; kantoku, Mizuki Sōya. Ikite ite yokatta (1956, 52 min.) / Nihon Dokyumento Firumu; kantoku, Kamei Fumio - 2. Boshi techō (1949, 20 min.) / Hanabusa Eigasha; kantoku, Nishio Yoshio. Kyōshitsu no kodomotachi (1954, 29 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Hani Susumu. Kumazasa no yuigon (2003, 60 min.) / Nihon Eiga Gakkō; kantoku, Imada Tetsushi - 3. Ryūketsu no kiroku: Sunagawa (1956, 55 min.) / Nihon Dokyumento Firumu; kantoku, Kamei Fumio; Machi no seiji: benkyō suru okāsan (1957, 32 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Tokieda Toshie. Watakushi no naka no Hiroshima (1973, 19 min.) / kantoku, Kawamoto Akito -- 3. Seikatsu, bunka hen: 1. Yukiguni (1939, 38 min.) / Geijutsu Eigasha ; kantoku, Ishimoto Tōkichi. Chise a kara: warera ie o tsukuru (1974, 56 min.) / Gurūpu Gendai; kikaku, Kayano Shigeru. kyakuhon, kōsei, Himeda Tadayoshi. satsuei, henshū, Itō Sekio. Yamabito no marukibune (1984, 32 min.) /Minzoku Bunka Eizō Kenkyūjo; kantoku, Himeda Tadayoshi -- 2. Hōryūji (1958, 23 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Hani Susumu. Tsuchikure (1972, 17 min.) / Ryūeisha; kantoku, Matsukawa Yasuo. Ezu ni shinobu Edo no kurashi (1977, 32 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Tokieda Toshie. Usuzumi no sakura (1977, 42 min.) / Fuji Purodakushon (Jiyū Kōbō); kantoku, Haneda Sumiko -- 6 06 3. Dokyumento Rojō (1964, 54 min.) / Tōyō Shinema; kantoku, Tsuchimoto Noriaki. Aru marason rannā no kiroku (1964, 63 min.) / Tōkyō Shinema; kantoku, Kuroki Kazuo -- 4. Sangyō, kagaku hen: 1. Aru hi no higata (1940, 18 min.) / Riken Kagaku Eiga; kantoku, Shimomura Kenji. Monshirochō: kōdō no jikkenteki kansatsu (1968, 27 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Haneda Sumiko. Shizenkai no tsuriai: dōbutsu no kazu wa nani de kimaru ka (1972, 24 min.) / Tōei (kabu) Kyōiku Eizōbu; kikaku, kyakuhon, Nunomura Ken. The bone II (1986, 22 min.) / Yone, Purodakushon; seisaku, Kobayashi Yonesaku. Shinsei nenkin no seikatsushi (1997, 28 min.) / Shine, Dokyumento; kantoku, Higuchi Genichirō -- 2. Junkatsuyu (1960, 25 min.) / Tōkyō Shinema; kantoku, Takeuchi Shinji. Aru kikan joshi (1963, 37 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Tsuchimoto Noriaki. 68 no sharin (1965, 32 min.) / Tōkyō Shinema; kantoku, Morita Minoru. Chō kōsō no Akebono: Kasumigaseki chō kōsō biru, dai 1-bu (1966, 27 min.) / Nihon Gijutsu Eigasha (Kajima Bijon); kantoku, Itaya Toshiyuki, Ishimatsu Naokazu -- 3. Hae no inai machi (1950, 12 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kantoku, Mura Haruo, Yoshino Keiji. Kuroi kiri: Sumoggu ni idomu (1965, 27 min.) / Gakushū Kenkyūsha; kantoku, Sadamura Takehito. Nōyakuka (1967, 38 min.) / Gurūpu Gendai; kantoku, Koizumi Shūkichi. Aru shuppansha goju-nen (1963, 62 min.) / Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; kōsei, Hani Susumu, Takamura Takeji, Yoshiwara Junpei, Ise Chōnosuke.
Genpatsu kirinukichō 60841-D
Director Tsuchimoto has been clipping newspaper articles on different themes including nuclear energy. This cinema essay was created after two nuclear power plant related accidents on Three Mile Island in 1979 and in Tsuruga in 1981. It reads the issues around nuclear power plants and government's stance toward them from the clipping books.
Documentary film on toxic pollution in Minamata, Japan caused by the fertilizer company Chisso, which was responsible for releasing mercury-polluted industrial waste water into Minamata Bay and out to the Sea of Shiranu -- a happening that would eventually develop into the worst case of environmental pollution in postwar Japan -- and the plight of the victims of 'Minamata disease', focusing on the 29 families who filed a lawsuit against Chisso Kabushiki Kaisha
On the Road 58439-D
"In 1963, Japan was in the midst of its long period of high economic growth and Tokyo was busy revamping its urban infrastructure. When most were celebrating the economic expansion, Noriaki Tsuchimoto focused his analytical gaze on the life of one taxi driver. What he saw were miserable and unhealthy labor conditions, a Tokyo littered with traffic jams and construction work, a city where traffic accidents were multiplying and pedestrians unsafe. Coupling the tense visuals with impressive music, Tsuchimoto likens this supposedly new Tokyo to a skeletal wreck."
Another Afghanistan 58435-D
"An engrossing portrait of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, as it has rarely been seen before. Japanese documentarist Noriaki Tsuchimoto was one of the few outsiders officially allowed to film during the Soviet occupation. Photographed in 1985 during the nation's civil war, Another Afghanistan reveals everyday life on the streets before al-Qaeda and the Taliban: nomads mixing with urban dwellers, modern apartment buildings next to mosques and bazaars, women attending school or vocational training, the maddive turnout on the anniversary of the revolution."
"An estimated 70% of the cultural treasures stored in the Kabul Museum in Afghanistan were destroyed, looted, or illegally sold abroad after the Democratic Republic collapsed in 1992 and the Taliban took power in 1996. Japanese documentarist Noriaki Tsuchimoto fortunately visited the museum before that and produced the world's only moving image record of this priceless collection."