KINO Meeting is a project to create a forum for people with backgrounds overseas to proactively collaborate with each other, based on fieldwork and video production.
The project involves workshops in which participants walk around the city as part of the process of creating films that reflect on their own backgrounds and Tokyo neighborhoods, using photographs, video and audio, and collaborating with people from different backgrounds.
Under the workshop “KINO Meeting #4 Shinjuku” held in October, “Cinema Portraits” of the Hatsudai, Higashi-Nakano, Waseda, and Yotsuya areas by twelve project participants, as well as the feature-length film “New Tokyo Tour.” This screening will be streamed for a limited time.
The talk featured guest Yuzu Murakami, a researcher for aesthetics of photography and art critic, who discussed the works with the project participants.
We hope you take a look at the video of the screening and talk.
Talk guest: Yuzu Murakami (Researcher for aesthetics of photography / Art critic)
Available until Sunday, 26 November 2023
*The proceedings will be conducted in Japanese.
*No subtitles for “Cinema Portrait”/Japanese and English subtitles for “New Tokyo Tour”
– Movie Screening “Cinema Portrait”
#4 Shinjuku “Cinema Portrait”
“Cinema Portrait” is a simple work made from ten photographs and around two minutes of audio. It is being created in workshops organized by KINO Meeting, the participants of which are people with overseas backgrounds. Members walk around the city in a team, talking about their own personal episodes, and listening to other people’s stories as the basis for creating a film.
For more information about the workshop, click here.
“Cinema Portrait” First Half
“Cinema Portrait” Second Half
– Movie Screening “New Tokyo Tour”
– Question-and-answer session
Movie “New Tokyo Tour”
Lee loses her job, breaks up with her boyfriend, and is losing sight of the meaning of living in this city. One day Lee has a chance encounter with Toshiki, who is new to Tokyo, and finds herself going on a sightseeing tour with him. The story developed from the roots of project members who made the movie, and from episodes in their daily life. It may not be fiction at all, but the life of someone in the neighborhood you live in.
*This film was developed in the predecessor to KINO Meeting, “Multicultural Film Making: Creating a movie with people who have different roots” (MFM).
*Find out about MFM here.
“New Tokyo Tour”
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