Image: Kanatasha and Haneda Sumiko
This project proposes a rediscovery of probably the most important female documentary maker from Japan, Haneda Sumiko (1926-), who was a pioneer female documentarist and one of the most prolific in post-war Japan. Haneda was one of the few women working in the influential Iwanami Productions where she participated in the creation of many short and long non-fiction works from the early years of the company between 1950s and 1980s and as an independent filmmaker until 2012.
The project is the result of a collaboration of scholars working on Japanese Cinema from several angles -Gender Studies, Documentary Film, Film Theory and Authorship- who are joining efforts to cast light on this still under-researched female director.
Friday 16th - Saturday 17th July
Online film screening: Hayachine no Fu (Ode to Mt. Hayachine, 1982, 156min). BIMI. Free but it is necessary to be enrolled in the event to have access to the film.
Thursday 22nd July (All times are GMT)
|11:00am - 11:15am||Introduction. Marcos Centeno, Irene González-López, Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Ricardo Matos|
|11:15am - 11:55am||
Professor Koji Toba (Waseda University)
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||
Panel 1. Moderator: Maria Roemer (Birkbeck)
Matteo Boscarol (Independent Researcher)
Marcos Centeno (Birkbeck):
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Break|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||
1.30 – 2.30pm (UK Time) Panel 2. Moderator: Forum Mithani (SOAS)
Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and SRUK/CERU fellow)
Irene González-López (Meiji Gakuin University/Kingston University)
Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th July
Online film screening: Into the Picture Scroll-The Tale of Yamanaka Tokiwa (2004, 100min). BIMI. Free but it is necessary to be enrolled in the event to have access to the film.
This event is free and open to public. If you would like to attend the event please register. Please register via Zoom.