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MINAMATA Mandala - Part I

1h 55m Documentary 2020


PART I: RECTIFY THE “MEDICAL THEORY”

A three-part sprawling epic, Hara and Kobayashi’s latest is a towering feat—15 years in the making—covering the ongoing legacy of one of Japan’s most infamous man-made maladies, Minamata Disease. MINAMATA Mandala follows those afflicted by suffering and anguish due to the disease, and their struggle for compensation and accountability.


Streaming in the U.S. from June 4-July 2 as part of Cinema as Struggle: The Films of Kazuo Hara & Sachiko Kobayashi

Director

Kazuo Hara

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

Introduction by Kazuo Hara & Sachiko Kobayashi

To commemorate 50 years of Shisso Productions, Japan Society presents a newly-recorded introduction for MINAMATA Mandala by Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi.

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