Kamei Fumio Retrospective [Pre-War Works]
An Introduction to Radio: The Audience(“Radio dokuhon choshusha no maki”)
1937/ B&W / Video / 24 min
Director: Kamei Fumio (Assumed)
Photography, Sound: P.C.L.
Production Company, Source: NHK
This film is a general explanation of the radio business. It explains sound waves, introduces the studio’s broadcast station, Tokyo’s AK Broadcast Center and the BK Broadcast Center in Osaka, then introduces a news broadcaster, an orchestra and a manzai comedy show. The film, structured as a narrative, advises that one must receive permission to listen to the radio and that the proof of permission must be affixed to one’s front gate. NHK owns a film version of this work but we will screen a video version.