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Collaboration and Community in Japanese Cinema During the Pandemic

Industry 1h 20m 2020

Watch the archived panel video here:

Four film professionals discuss the current situation of the Japanese film industry and various initiatives launched in response to the difficulties faced during the novel coronavirus pandemic.


  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi is a film director and member of Mini-Theater AID Fund Management Office.
  • Yuko Iwasaki is Managing Director of Japan Community Cinema Center and member of Petitioners of #SaveTheCinema Project.
  • Yuichi Watanabe is a staff member at film distributor TOFOO and Project Manager of the “Temporary Cinema.”
  • Noriko Yamasaki is Manager of Osaka Cine Nouveau and member of the SaveOurLocalCinemas Committee.
  • Organizer/Moderator: Aiko Masubuchi is an independent film programmer and translator.


Aiko Masubuchi


in Japanese with English subtitles

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