Ryoanji Temple
March 29, 2017

Revolution in the Reels: Filming Japan's Interwar Struggle

Interview with film scholar Diane Wei Lewis

In the years after World War I, a new proletarian movement took hold in Japan. A driving force for the new leftist politics was Prokino, a collective of artists, creators and thinkers who saw the potential to document and spread their message via film. Faculty Fellow Diane Wei Lewis, assistant professor in Film and Media Studies, shares a preview of her current book project, a full-length study of Prokino and its place in Japanese interwar history.

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