- FESTIVAL EXHIBITION
- FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND OPENING WEEKEND
- BETWEEN TIMES: MARC KARLIN WEEKEND
- TRACING THE ANABASIS OF THE JAPANESE RED ARMY
- LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY: UKRAINE FILM WEEKEND
- RESISTANCE: BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM
- ARTISTS' RESIDENCIES AND TALKS
- KRIS CANAVAN: LABOUR ISN’T WORKING
The political and personal epic of the Japanese Red Army (JRA) is recounted here as an Anabasis, a name given to wandering, circuitous homeward journeys. Between Tokyo to Beirut, the thirty-year trajectory is recounted by two of its protagonists in hiding in Beirut: May Shigenobu daughter of JRA leader Fusako and Masao Adachi the radical filmmaker and JRA member committed to the Palestinian cause.
In the manner of fûkeiron (filming the landscape to reveal power structures) contemporary panoramas of the cities are blended with archival footage, TV clips and film excerpts as backdrop for May and Adachi’s voices and memories, opening fictional and subjective spaces within the documentary form.
This special screening is followed by a live conversation between daughter of Japanese Red Army leader featured in the film May Shigenobu and Japanese visual artist and researcher Michikazu Matsune.
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images,Eric Baudelaire, Japan/Lebanon, 2011, DCP, 66min + discussion, LUX, London
Presented as part of Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army: Conversations across three artists, more information about all the films in the series here.
Film Pass Two: Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army
Fri 11 – Sun 13 March
£26 Full Price / £21 Concession
Includes entrance to all films in the series
Film Passes can only be booked via the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.