February 13, 2017

Targeted Island Kaji kataka

Filed under: news — Tags: , — okinawacollection @ 7:00 AM

Director Chie Mikami (三上 智恵) released a new documentary titled “Targeted Island Kaji kataka” (『標的の島 風かたか』). Director Mikami’s work includes,  “The Targeted Village (『標的の村』)” and “We Shall Overcome (Ikusaba nu tudumi / 戦場ぬ止み).”

flyer of film hyoteki no shima kaji kataka

“This film focused not only on Takae and Henoko, where the construction of the U.S. military base was forcibly carried out, but also on the livelihood of residents of Miyako Island and Ishigaki Island, which have been rocked by the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF). Focusing on the deep feelings of the people, who are the inheritors of island folk culture such as Angama and Pantu, the film aims to look at the base issue from a new angle.”

[Source: February 7, 2017. “Documentary film ‘Targeted Island Kaji kataka’ by director Mikami completed.” Ryukyu Shimpo. Retrieved from from http://english.ryukyushimpo.jp/2017/02/09/26439/]

The original Japanese newspaper article is available here.

Targeted Island Kaji kataka: http://hyotekinoshima.com/

Targeted Island Kaji kataka Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hyoteki.shima/