Tag Archive: Ainu

Filmmakers Conversation: Short Films of the Ainu

Filmmakers Conversation: Short Films of the Ainu Watch now on the JFT Youtube Channel In conjunction with our online film program, Short Films of the Ainu, we invite you to join us for a special conversation about the preservation of … Continue reading →

Ainu: Indigenous People of Japan (film screening)

Ainu: Indigenous People of Japan • アイヌ:ひと THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:00 PM (ET) | In-Person at the JFT Event HallDoors Open at 6:30 PM Directed by MIZOGUCHI Naomi • 2019 • Documentary • 80 min.Presented in Japanese and Ainu with English subtitles • TrailerIn-person Film Screening • Admission Free • RSVP Required … Continue reading →

Revisit our Online Talks about Inuit Print Art and Ainu Cinema for September 30

In recognition of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, we invite you to revisit two of our special online talks: ‘Inuit Print Art and Its Early Japanese Influences’ and ‘Reviving Ainu Lost Traditions on Screen: HIMEDA Tadayoshi’s Documentary Films’. You can watch them anytime on the JFT Youtube Channel! Continue reading →

Reviving Ainu Lost Traditions on Screen: HIMEDA Tadayoshi’s documentary films

Event Abstract: Film representations of the Ainu people have existed since the inception of cinema but they have not remained stable over time. Ainu people were initially an object of interest for outsiders who portrayed them as “other” primitives, isolated … Continue reading →

The Ainu Films of HIMEDA Tadayoshi

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to present three films from the late pioneering filmmaker, HIMEDA Tadayoshi. These documentaries have rarely been shown outside of Japan and are of immense ethnological importance. During the 1970s and 1980s, Director Himeda created … Continue reading →