zadankai anyone? ... Video Activism, the Counter-Globalization Movement, and the G8 Toyako Summit
Jonathan M. Hall
jmhall at uci.edu
Sun Jun 8 19:50:00 EDT 2008
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 uci.edu) 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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