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Sennan Asbestos Disaster

ニッポン国VS泉南石綿村

2017

Nipponkoku vs Sennan Ishiwata mura

(c)Shisso Production

(c)Shisso Production

(c)Shisso Production

(c)Shisso Production

Release Date : March, 10th, 2018
Running Time : 215 min
Genre : Documentary

Color : Color
Screening Format : DCP
Screen Size : -
Sound Processing : -

Screening Format with Subtitles

  • ・English (DCP, Blu-ray, DVD)

[ Directed by ] HARA Kazuo

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Shisso Production

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Shisso Production

[ Story ]

A documentary in which Hara Kazuo, director of The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On, covers the 8-year-long court proceedings of a lawsuit against the national government demanding restitutions for wrongful injury from asbestos in the Sennen disctrict of Osaka.
By breathing in asbestos into the lungs, lung cancer and mesothelial tumors develop after a long incubation period. Despite understanding these health hazards, the government prioritized economic development and neglected to enact regulations as well as provide countermeasures. The documentary follows the activities of a team of lawyers who file a lawsuit on such grounds against the government and accompanies the investigation by one citizen's group member, Yuoka Kazuyoshi whose family managed an asbestos factory, as it records their legal battles.

[ Official Site ]

http://docudocu.jp/ishiwata

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2017 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Citizens' Prizes
2017 Busan International Film Festival, BIFF Mecenat Award
2017 TOKYO FILMeX, Audience Award
2018 One World Film Festival
2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2018 Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival
2018 Cinema Nova in Belgium screening
2018 Taiwan International Documentary Festival
2018 Shanghai International Film Festival
2018 International Film Festival & Awards. Macao
2018 JAPAN CUTS

[ Contact (International) ]

Shisso Production, Inc.
#202, 1-15-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
tel: +81-3-3350-7812
fax: +81-3-5360-1669
E-mail: shisso2010@gmail.com