2005-12-21 | White Band Film Festival

Spreading throughout the world, the White Band Campaign uses white bands as symbols for raising awareness of global poverty and to declare our determination to find a solution. In Japan, the “Don’t Let It Be: World Poverty”(Hottokenai: Sekai no Mazushisa) campaign has become a social phenomenon with the cooperation of many artists and sportspersons.
As part of this campaign, the “White Band Film Festival” will be held in Yamagata.

White Band Film Festival
“Don’t Let It Be: World Poverty Campaign” in Yamagata

December 23 (Fri, public holiday)
Children of Mini-Japan
Dir: Chalam Bennurakar
INDIA / 1990 / Tamil / Color / 16mm / 60 min / YIDFF ’91 Prize for Encouragement, Citizens’ Prize

Africas: How Are You Doing with the Pain?
Dir: Raymond Depardon
FRANCE / 1996 / French / Color / 35mm / 165 min / YIDFF ’97 The Mayor’s Prize

The Underground Orchestra
Dir: Heddy Honigmann
THE NETHERLANDS / 1997 / French, Romanian, Spanish / Color / 35mm / 115 min / YIDFF ’99 Special Prize of Jury

Lecture / White Band Chat Room
* Lecture by "Don't Let It Be: World Poverty" Campaign Director Imada Katsushi.

[Venue] Bunshokan, Gijo Hall (Yamagata Prefecture Kyodokan)
General—Advance 700 yen, Same day sales 1,000 yen
High school students and younger—Advance 350 yen, Same day sales 500 yen
[Presented by] International Volunteer Center of Yamagata (IVY), Eiga Kukan Cinema Blanc
[In cooperation with] “Don’t Let It Be: World Poverty” Campaign, YIDFF Organizing Committee
[Contact] phone: 023-634-9830 (International Volunteer Center of Yamagata)

For more information International Volunteer Center of Yamagata website (Japanese)