Tokyo waka [electronic resource] : a city poem / a film by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
- [Oley, Pa.] : [Distrobuted by] Bullfrog Films, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (63 min.) : digital, sound, color
- Additional Creators:
- Haptas, John, Samuelson, Kristine, and Bullfrog Films
- Language Note:
- In English and Japanese, with English subtitles.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
- Tokyo Waka tells the story of 20,000 crows who have adapted to city life in Tokyo and the 13 million people of Tokyo who now live alongside them in a stalemate. A Buddhist priest comments on garbage as the remnants of desire; a gardener considers the relentless persistence of nature amidst urban grit; a homeless woman talks about forging community in her tent village deep in the corner of a city park. Tokyo Waka gives these smart, opportunistic crows their due, but the film is ultimately an episodic and discursive poem about the life and culture of Tokyo, one of the great cities of the world.
- Interest Grade:
- 7 and up.
- Title from title frames. and Previously released in 2012.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Directed by John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson ; cinematography, sound, editing, John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson ; music, Todd Boekelheide ; sound design, Pete Horner.
- Technical Details:
- System requirements: Firefox 4 and up; Safari 5.0 and up; Chrome version 21 and up; Internet Explorer 8 and up; Flash or HTML5 player. and Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- Winner, Best Cinematography, UNAFF ; Official selection, San Francisco International Film Festival ; Winner, Best Feature Film, Green Film Festival, Seoul ; Official selection, Silverdocs Documentary Festival
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