zadankai anyone? ... Video Activism, the Counter-Globalization Movement, and the G8 Toyako Summit

Jonathan M. Hall jmhall at
Sun Jun 8 19:50:00 EDT 2008

Dear KineJapanners,

On Saturday June 21, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan  
(Tokyo) will  host a film screening of Zanny Begg and Oliver  
Ressler's film anti-G8 film, What Would it Mean to Win?.  (A  
description of the film can be found below.)  This screening event is  
in anticipation of the upcoming G8 summit to be held at Lake Toya in  
Hokkaido.  Following the main screening, I will be moderating a  
discussion between media activist Tsuchiya Yutaka and film critic and  
activist Hirasawa Go on recent video activism in Japan.  The  
discussion will include clips of recent  anti-neoliberal activism in  
Japan and a discussion of how alternative media are responding both  
locally and globally to this year's Hokkaido Summit.

Because the FCCJ is a private organization, all guests (non-members)  
need to pre-register.  If you're interested in joining us, please  
send me an email (jmhall at by Sunday June 15.  I can send you  
directions to the Press Club.

Thanks for the organization of this event go to Koichi Mori and Karen  

Jonathan M Hall

(apologies for cross-posting)


Special Film Screening:

Time: Saturday Jun 21 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Foreign Correspondents' Press Club, Yuraku-cho, Tokyo

Screening + Panel Discussion:
SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2008. 17:00 H. 20th Floor

SPECIAL FILM SCREENING followed by a discussion, video clips of  
activism in Japan, and Q&A with media activists Yutaka Tsuchiya and  
Go Hirasawa, and Japanese film specialist Jonathan M. Hall.

WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN? Austria, Australia. 2008. 40 min.
Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler, directors

In English and German with English subtitles.

What Would It Mean To Win? was filmed on the blockades at the G8  
summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, in June 2007. Focusing on the  
current state of the counter-globalization movement, it combines  
documentary footage, interviews, and animation sequences, and is  
structured around three questions pertinent to the movement: Who are  
we? What is our power? What would it mean to win?  Almost 10 years  
after Seattle became the birthplace for the "movement of movements,"  
the protests in Heiligendamm seemed to reassert the confidence,  
inventiveness and creativity of the counter-globalization movement.  
This film aims to move beyond the question of whether we are  
"winning" or not by addressing what would it actually mean to win.
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