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
Yesterday Today Tomorrow
JAPAN, THAILAND/2005/Thai/Color/Video/90min
Director: Naoi Riyo
The Japanese director closely followed two families in Northern Thailand for over three years. Despite being infected with HIV, these families look ahead to their future with their foot planted firmly on the ground.
9.20(Wed) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.24(Sun) 14:35-Director present @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.26(Tue) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
The Pot
SYRIA/2005/Arabic/Color, B&W/Video/12min
Director: Diana El Jeiroudi
until when...
PALESTINE, USA/2004/Arabic/Color, B&W/Video/76min
Director: Dahna Abourahme
The roles and images of mothers and wives desired by Syria’s Islamic society are portrayed through four married women. They reveal their feelings and realities challenging society from within in The Pot. Following four Palestinean families living in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, near Bethlehem, the camera looks straight into the now of their day to day lives, full of sorrow as well as happiness in until when….
9.17(Sun) 17:45 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.24(Sun) 16:50 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.28(Thu) 17:50 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
A Taste of Plum
TAIWAN/2004/Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka/Color/Video/142min
Director: Kuo Hsiao-yun
The village of Nangang, near the epicenter of the earthquake in Guosing Township, Nantou County, was buried in a landslide. This film follows the survivors as they try to recover—particularly the three Ju brothers, who have lost their mother and their home. Misplaced expectations lead to confrontations with the government, the village is being turned increasingly into a tourist destination, and in order to put their lives back together, the villagers are even willing to exploit their own experiences of the earthquake. These are lives that cast a life-sized image of Taiwan.
9.24(Sun) 18:45 @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)