Japan’s Peace Constitution(“Eiga nihon kokukenpo”)
- Director: John Junkerman
2005 Japanese, English, Korean, other Subtitled in - Color Video 78 min
Photography: OTSU Koshiro
Music: Soul Flower Union
Producer: YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro
Appearance: John DOWER, HIDAKA Rokuro,
Beate SIROTA GORDON, Noam CHOMSKY,
Chalmers JOHNSON, HAN Hong-koo and others
Contact Name: Siglo
[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2005 and others
[Synopsis] Prompted by the dispatch of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces to Iraq, the debate surrounding the constitution heated up in 2005. The movement in Japan towards a hasty revision is reconsidered from a broader global perspective. Who does a constitution belong to? In this collection of interviews, intellectuals from around the world talk about the significance of the peace constitution and the story behind its enactment.
John Junkerman is an American documentary filmmaker living in Tokyo. His previous work, Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times (2002), was translated in more than ten countries and continues to be screened around the world. Other works include Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima (1988), which was nominated for an Academy Award, and Uminchu: The Old Man and the East China Sea (1990).