Art & Design

Ogawa Shinsuke and Ogawa Pro: Collective filmmaking and the culture of dissidence

17 November - 11 December 2016, London

This retrospective season highlights the essential documentaries of Ogawa Shinsuke (1936–1992) and the filmmakers collective Ogawa Pro, founded in the late 1960s under his direction. These works were a formidable force in postwar independent Japanese cinema, and their influence is still felt today in Asian documentary filmmaking. Documenting the student struggles and the Sanrizuka protests from the late 1960s until the mid-1970s, these films recorded major political and social upheavals in Japan with remarkable dedication and commitment. Their practice—which lasted over thirty years—raises timely questions about radical documentary practice, authorship and the nature of independent, collective and political filmmaking. This programme offers a rare opportunity to discover one of the most important bodies of work in documentary cinema.


Admission: £11.00

17 November - 11 December 2016
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Tel: 020 7930 3647
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)