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Japanese Documentary Filmmaker Haneda Sumiko: Authorship and Gender Discourses new

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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.

Programme:

Thursday 30th September (All times BST)
Online Symposium

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome. Fabio Gyi (SOAS JRC Chair).

Introduction. Marcos Centeno, Irene González-López, Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Ricardo Matos.

09:10 - 10:05

Professor Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano (Kyoto University).

Making Meaning of Haneda's 'Japanese Women': A Women's College in the Village (Mura no fujin gakkyu, 1957) and The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms (Usuzumi no sakura, 1977).

Moderator: Marcos Centeno

10:05 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:35 

Marcos Centeno (Birkbeck/UV Guest Lecturer Nanzan University)

Haneda Sumiko's Transnational Cinema: Japanese Settlers in Manchuria

10:35 - 10:55

Hikari Hori (Toyo University)

Documentary and the Intimate Sphere: Haneda Sumiko in the 1980s and the 1990s.

10:55 - 11:15

Discussion

Moderator: Forum Mithani (Cardiff)

11:20 - 11:45 

Screening the work of Haneda Sumiko. Notes on the circulation and distribution of Japanese documentary - Part I Working with Haneda Sumiko

Pre-recorded conversation with Satō Tokue, filmmaker, Haneda Sumiko’s personal assistant, Manager of Kanatasha, Inc..

Interviewer: Irene González-López

 

Afternoon Session 

15:00 - 16:00 

Live Screening: Dedicated Treasures of Horyuji-Temple (Hōryūji ken'nō hōmotsu, Haneda Sumiko, 1971, 20min)

Introduction: Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

16:00 - 16:55 

Anne McKnight (University of California, Riverside)

Usuzumi and Eco-thinking

Moderator: Teresa Castro (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)

16:55 - 17:05  Break
17:05 - 17:50 

Screening the work of Haneda Sumiko. Notes on the circulation and distribution of Japanese documentary - Part II

Roundtable

Alexander Jacoby (Oxford Brookes University), Irene González-López (Birkbeck) Moderator: Ricardo Matos (Birkbeck)

17:50 - 18:00  Closing Remarks 

 

Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd October 
Online film screening: The Japanese Settlers to Manchuria and Inner Mongolia of Mainland CHina (Aa Manmo Kaitaku-dan, Haneda Sumiko, 2008, 120 mins). BIMI. Free but prior registration to the symposium is essenetial in order to access the film. 

Registration

This event is free and open to public. If you would like to attend the event please register. Please register via Zoom.

Image: Kanatasha and Haneda Sumiko


Date: 30 September 2021 - 2 October 2021
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