|2004-07-14|||||“Women Living in Religion” Screening|
As part of the “Japanese and Religion” seminar taking place at the Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum, Yamagata city, this special program features screenings of two religion-themed documentaries.
“Women Living in Religion” Screening
- July 24 (Sat) 12:40
August 7 (Sat) 12:40
Dir: Anat Zuria
ISRAEL / 2002 / Hebrew, English / Color / Video / 63 min
An examination of Jewish religious married life and sexuality. Scenes of a family participating in a sacred purification ritual, the struggles of women in a male-dominated society, and relationships and sex dictated by religious commandments. Women state their opinions frankly to the camera, challenging the 2,000-year-old taboos of Jewish religious law. The rich countenances of the women and the serene images of water are unforgettable.
July 31 (Sat) 12:40
August 21 (Sat) 12:40
- Perpetual Motion
Dir: Sakhya Byamba
MONGOLIA / 2002 / Mongolian / Color / Video / 55 min
A temple in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar is home to young orphan girls. A railway track runs near by. Far away, auburn hills loom. The girls help with religious ceremonies, read books, study English and skip rope. The temple is saturated with a parched tranquility. Like a temporary station, the only references to the outside world are the sounds of an occasional train passing and radio commentary about the economic imperialism of foreign corporations. A philosophical poem that quotes Matsuo Basho, Kobayashi Issa and Ryokan.
[Venue] Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum (023-695-2221)
[Presented by] Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum, YIDFF Organizing Committee
[Contact] phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata Office)