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Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

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Anpo: Art X War


Director: Linda Hoaglund

Anpo: Art X War

Language: Japanese

Linda Hoaglund's documentary deftly conveys the mood of the 1960 protests against the Japan-U.S. security treaty (anpo). But for a subject that remains controversial, mood is hardly enough. Consider this: Hiroshi Nakamura, an artist present in 1960 and who Hoaglund depicts as a brush-wielding malcontent, recently told a Tokyo audience he would not demand closure of U.S. bases in Japan. The question "Anpo" should have posed: Why is it so hard for Japanese, even members of 1960's anti-treaty movement, to turn their backs on the U.S. today?


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