Japan / 2017 / 215 minutes / DCP / Color
A documentary forged through a decade of struggle by asbestos workers to win recognition and compensation from those who allowed them to toil in life-threatening circumstances, in an area known for asbestos from the Meiji period until now. Their humble questions, challenges and gains are punctuated by the sickness and death of those who we come to know as activists and human companions. Even with a court win, the film does not bask in triumph but challenges the legitimacy of the courts, industry and government that finally acknowledged a few, but overlooked the suffering and deaths of many.
Hara Kazuo MASTER CLASS
25/3 (SUN) HK Arts Cinema
6:30pm - Screening
10:05pm - Post-screening Talk
Conducted in Japanese and English. Admission by ticket only.