Documentary Film Screening “Japan Rediscovered” - Gifu

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Mountains and rivers constitute the topography of Gifu, and have a large influence on the prefecture’s resources, traditions and potentials. The first part of this screening deals with the inhabitants’ relationship with nature after the war, focusing on flood-control measures and the development of resources. The second half presents a radically different activity, the practice of zen in Shogenji Temple in the Mino area, where nature is no more a trove but rather a barrier with the outside world, in the aim of purifying the soul.

“Gifu Prefecture” (From the Japan Discovered series)
1961 / 28 min 31 sec / Digital version of original 16mm film / BW
Produced by Iwanami Film Production Co. / Producer: Takeji Takamura / Director: Hitoshi Oguma / Scenario: Junpei Yoshihara / Camera: Zenshiro Misumi

“The Practice of Zen”
1961 / 17 min 01 sec / Digital version of original 16mm film / BW
Produced by Iwanami Film Production Co. / Producer: Teizo Oguchi / Director: Kazuhiko Shimizu / Scenario: Susumu Hani, Hideyuki Inubushi, Junpei Yoshihara / Camera: Kazuhiko Shimizu

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November 14, 2014 from 18:30 to 19:20

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