Spend a day immersing yourself in the power of feminism and activism in Japan and around the world. Unbridled by taboo and the rules of the media, FAV brings to you a collection of outspoken and larger-than-life films from a feminist perspective. Not just a study session, and going beyond passively witnessing the tragedy, FAV invites the creator and viewer (or both!) to stand up and get involved. While the media divides the creator and the viewer, FAV expresses, shows and links us to the complicated histories and identities behind issues - neither simplifying what is complicated, nor painting things in black and white. In times of conflict (although not limited to), feminists are speaking out against the multiple layers of social discrimination and the inevitable violence against and exploitation of women resulting from the existence of military bases. FAV is a whirl of women in this vortex, and after joining us, you too will feel inspired to make a difference! Perhaps even pick up a camera yourself.
When: March 3, 2007 (Saturday) From 2pm Where: Yokohama YWCA (http://www16.ocn.ne.jp/~ywca/access.html) Tickets: 1,000 yen per program, 2,500 for a full-day pass * Please note that most films (other than those produced in the US) are in Japanese or with Japanese subtitles.
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Program A (14－15:30) In Between Four short films from Japan, Korea and the US on the theme of women's struggles when their identites are torn apart due to their race, sexuality, and 'ableness.'
Program B (16-18:00) Camouflage Three short films from the US and Japan on the theme of militarization.
Program C (18:30-20:00) Harimano A film from Chechen on the after-effects of war expressed by childrens' paintings, and a film by a Belgium-based filmmaker depicting post-war Japan through a personal experience.