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2005

Eiga Nipponkoku Kenpo

Japan's Peace Constitution

映画 日本国憲法

"Japan's Peace Constitution" ( Director/John Junkerman, Siglo, Ltd. 2005(c))

"Japan's Peace Constitution" ( Director/John Junkerman, Siglo, Ltd. 2005(c))

"Japan's Peace Constitution" ( Director/John Junkerman, Siglo, Ltd. 2005(c))

"Japan's Peace Constitution" ( Director/John Junkerman, Siglo, Ltd. 2005(c))

Release Date
July, 2nd, 2005
Running Time
78 min
Genre
Documentary
Color
Color
Screening Format
DVD

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SIGLO

[ Story ]

The Japanese Constitution, known as the Peace Constitution, has been the subject of heated discussion since the Self Defense Forces were dispatched to Iraq. This documentary examines the Japanese Constitution in the international context. Focusing on the pre-amble and the anti-war clause, Article 9, twelve international experts consider the meaning of the peace constitution in Japan. The interviewees include John Dower, Pulitzer Prize winning author of 'Embracing Defeat', the seminal history of the Occupation; linguist Noam Chomsky; Beate Sirota Gordon, who drafted the equal-rights clause of the constitution; and Kang Man-Gil, a Korean historian.
Directed by John Junkerman, whose Chomsky 9.11 included a long interview with Noam Chomsky after the terrorist attacks on the twin towers.

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2005

[ Contact (International) ]

Siglo, Ltd.
#210, 5-24-16 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001
Rep: YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro
tel: +81 3 5343 3101
fax: +81 3 5343 3102
E-mail: siglo@cine.co.jp
http://www.cine.co.jp

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