"Action Asie" est un projet de films documentaires sur les mouvements
sociaux en Asie de l'Est et du Sud-Est. Résultat de la collaboration
entre activistes anti G-8 Japonais et Allemands, cette collection de 10
courts-métrages montre les mouvements "grassroots" au Japon, Corée du
Sud, Philippines, Hong Kong et Taiwan.
In Japan, the themes deal with coming to terms with the history of the Second World War, especially the struggle of the so-called "Comfort Women". Another story is about the "Zenkyoto“, the Japanese student movement active from the 1960’s until today. Activists from Tokyo and Osaka show their solidarity with the "Nojukusha", the Japanese homeless, through their organizations. In the fourth clip, Japan musical and activist group "Ainu Rebels" talk about the discrimination against the indigenous population.
In the Philippines, an autonoumous center explain their guerilla gardening and Food Not Bombs projects. In the context of global agriculture, farmers and NGOs tell their story about organizing against the use of pesticides in banana plantations. A Taiwanese activist talks about the battle against the expulsion of people from a former sanatorium for people with Hansen disease. From South Korea, the perspectives from protesters at a "Free Burma" demonstration are shown and in the second clip an activist retells the struggle of the village of Daechu-ri against the extension of the adjacent U.S. military base. In Hong Kong, the struggle of citizens against gentrification measures are explained.
The short clips are teasers to help increase the exposure of Asian Social Movements.
Movie produced by Black Helmet Productions
Runtime: 1:43:01 Min. in 10 Clips plus Intro and Credits
Footage produced in 2007, 2008, 2009
DVD produced in 2011
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA
Original Interviews in Japanese, Kantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog and English
Subtitles in Englisch, French, German, Italian and Spanish
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