Director: Michal Leszczylowski
A project where three prisoners serving sentences perform in a public stage production. Intertwining footage of rehearsals, the prisoners' testimonies and the performance itself the boundaries of reality and fiction are blurred, deceiving the viewer. Finally, an unforeseen conclusion confronts us.
9.21(Thu) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.23(Sat) 20:50 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.19(Thu) 16:40 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
THE NETHERLANDS, BRAZIL/2004/Portuguese/Color/35mm/100min
Director: Maria Augusta Ramos
A new work by Maria Ramos, director of YIDFF ’95 New Asian Currents I Think What I Want to Say Is . . . Venturing inside the courts and prisoners of Rio de Janeiro, the unflinching gaze of the camera captures the state of affairs created when we "pass judgement" in the name of justice.
9.21(Thu) 14:35 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.24(Sun) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.12(Thu) 14:20 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Final Solution
INDIA/2004/Hindi, Gujarati, English/Color/Video/150min
Director: Rakesh Sharma
A consideration of hostility between Hindus and Muslims in India, as seen through an investigation of a massacre of Muslims in the western state of Gujarat in 2002. The Hindu political party, which advocates an orthodox India, clashes with and oppresses the Muslim population. Through the testimonies of both Hindus and Muslims, the origins and amplification of the animosities are painstakingly depicted. The director’s sincere approach, as he attempts to discover the beginnings of a solution amidst the mechanics of this seemingly insolvable conflict, is deeply moving.
9.16(Sat) 14:25 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.21(Thu) 16:40 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.18(Wed) 16:00 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Back to the Soil
Director: Kwon Woojung
South Choongchun Province, Korea. A young couple live their lives to the fullest as they struggle to adapt to farm life and against a fast-changing agriculture industry affected by the expansion of free trade agreements.
9.18(Mon) 18:15 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.21(Thu) 19:35 @Polepole Higashinakano theater

Presented by Cinamatrix
Co-presented by Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Organizing Committee, Athenee Francais Cultural Center, The Film School of Tokyo, Polepole Higashinakano

With support from the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)