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Sennan Asbestos Disaster
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
Sennan Asbestos Disaster, dir. Kazuo Hara, Japan 2017, 215 min., Japanese with English subtitles


Ten years in the making, Kazuo Hara’s three-and-a-half-hour-long epic Sennan Asbestos Disaster is a longitudinal study of asbestos victims demanding reparations from a heartless state.

Building on Hara’s methods of ‘action documentary’ filmmaking, the film follows a group of plaintiffs who collectively open a lawsuit against the Japanese government, which they claim knowingly exposed them to asbestos poisoning.

Challenging the ethical norms of nonfiction filmmaking at the time, Sennan Asbestos Disaster is a fearless depiction of the dogged pursuit of justice.
Courtesy of Second Run
 
07:45 pm
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
Cinema 2
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