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Yabuki-machi

Year
2012
Country
France
Duration
33’
Director
Mitsuaki Saito

Fukushima is a geographic location and symbolic point. It is not only a place of infamy since the nuclear catastrophe. This is also where the director returns to the point that separates before and after, the childhood and the adult, the past and the future.  Fukushima is the city that his father left, and also the city that Saito returned to. The serenity of the agriculture farmers reminds him that there is nonetheless a continuation of life and activity. The Buddhist ritual which accompanied the director’s father on his last voyageis not the end, but the beginning of reincarnation…

Production
Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, François Bonenfant, 22 rue du Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, +33 06 73 88 95 85, fbonenfant@lefresnoy.net, www.lefresnoy.net
Sales
Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Natalia Trebik, 22 rue du Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, +33 06 73 88 95 85, fbonenfant@lefresnoy.net, www.lefresnoy.net
Director
Mitsuaki Saito

Mitsuaki Saito studied French and Japanese at the International Lycée Saint-Germain at Laye. After graduation he joined the National School of Arts in Valenciennes. In 2011, after obtaining the DNSEP, he joined the biennial program at Fresnoy.

Filmography

Passenger (2010), There Birthday (2011), Yabuki-machi (2012)

Cinema House, Blue Hall
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Monday
24 March 2014
15:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
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