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

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When:
November 17, 2016 – December 11, 2016 all-day
2016-11-17T00:00:00+00:00
2016-12-12T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
ICA
The Mall
London SW1A 2BJ
UK
Cost:
£11
Contact:
ICA
020 7930 3647
Ogawa Shinsuke and Ogawa Pro: Collective filmmaking and the culture of dissidence @ ICA | London | England | United Kingdom

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. The programme offers a rare opportunity to discover one of the most important bodies of work in documentary cinema.