Kamei Fumio Retrospective [Pre-War Works]

School Broadcasting

(“Gakko hoso”)
- 1937/ B&W / Video / 12 min

Director: Kamei Fumio
Photography, Sound: P.C.L.
Production Company, Source: NHK

A filmed record of radio-based educational endeavors. It begins with the way that radio calisthenics (rajio taiso) are broadcast, then shows how radio broadcasts are used in schools in Tokyo and in rural areas, morning assembly, the children’s hour and radio use at a pre-school and in the home. This film was produced for screening at the World Education Conference and was later remade. It is full of unusual images including radios with trumpet shaped speakers and scenes from the inside of the Mt. Atago studio. NHK owns a film version of this work but we will screen a video version.

• Kamei Fumio Retrospective [Pre-War Works] Hiking Song | Shape without Shape | An Introduction to Radio: The Audience | School Broadcasting | The Geology of Fuji | Airspace [Pre-War Documentary Films] Shanghai | Peking | Fighting Soldiers | Kobayashi Issa [Post-War Documentary Films] A Japanese Tragedy | Children of the Base | The People of Sunagawa | Wheat Will Never Fall | Still It’s Good to Live | Record of Blood: Sunagawa | The World Is Terrified: The Reality of the “Ash of Death” | Living in a Rough Sea | Fluttering Pigeons | Voice of Hiroshima | Men Are All Brothers | Towards a World without Arms | All Must Live: People, Insects and Birds | All Living Things Are Friends—Lullabies of Birds, Insects and Fish [Feature Films] War and Peace | A Woman’s Life | Become a Mother, Become a Woman | Woman Walking Alone on the Earth [PR and Educational Films] Poem of Life | Invitation to Japanese Architecture | Penmanship | Quiet Construction Methods | Living with Ideas: A Profile of Sharp | Let’s Weave a Rainbow | Hong Kong, Taipei | Norihei Travel Manners | The Southern Cross Is Calling | Wishing for Tomorrow’s Happiness [Other Works] Underwear Makes the Woman | The Models and the Photographer | Kamei on Kamei: A Record of Yesterday’s Film Production Discussion Group | Human Conceit: The World of Director Kamei Fumio