Documentary Films Production

As part of its activities, Japan Desk Scotland produces and makes documentary films, except ‘St Kilda Tapes in Tohoku’ which was produced by JDS but was made by David Allison.

JDS makes these documentaries in order to facilitate discussion at Japan-themed workshops in Scotland, Romania and the Philippines and at Scotland-themes workshops in Japan.

2012

(1) ‘St Kilda Tapes in Tohoku

2013

(2) ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘ (40 mins)

(3) ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective (34 mins)

(4) ‘Hiroshima in 2013‘ (22 mins)

2014

(5) ‘100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima‘ (43 mins)

(6) ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (33 mins)

(7) ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘ (5 mins)

(8) ‘Our Japan: Bucharest students’ views  (32 mins)

(9) ‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania‘ (26 mins)

2015

(10) ‘Make peace in the Philippines‘ (36 mins)

(11) ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘ (48 mins)

(12) ‘From Ehime to Bucharest‘ (14 mins)

(13) ‘Action for Peace – Sally Beaumont‘ (23 mins)

(14) Teaching English in Japan – Carolyn Biggs (22 mins).

(15) ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope … Rev Bruce Keeble‘ (26 mins).

(16) Multicultural cakes – Mayuko’s Kitchen‘ (19 mins).

(17) ‘Glasgow West Housing Association: an unofficial story‘ (41 mins)

2016

(18) ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ (74 mins)

(19) ‘Inoru (Pray) – Shinji and Setsuko Kuroda‘ (74 mins)

(20) ‘Sophie’s Glasgow’ (10 mins)

(21) ‘The Economics of Scottish Independence: Prof Brian Ashcroft, August 2016‘ (38 mins)

(22) ‘The Clyde made Glasgow – John Fyfe Anderson‘ (31 mins)

(23) ‘Japanese isn’t English‘ (15 mins)

(24) ‘Hope – Rev Dr Norman Shanks‘ (16 mins)

2017

(25) ‘Equality and Equity at Scottish School – Andrew Robson‘ (24 mins)

(26) ‘Borders in Fukushima – July 2016′ (62 mins)

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JDS usually shows its documentaries as part of t its workshops on Japan or Scotland and at annual events to mark the anniversary of the East Japan Earthquake, but it runs events primarily to screen them: ‘Fukushima, Horoshima, Fukushima’ in 2014, ‘Here and there (7 documentaries)’ in 2015, and ‘Intangible legacies’ in 2016.

‘Here and there (7 documentaries)’: 9-11 June 2015

Tuesday 9 June 2015: views on other cultures‘ – ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ (2013) and ‘Our Japan: Bucharest students’ views‘(2014)

Wednesday 10 June 2015: legends and traditions - The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (2014) and ‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania‘ (2014)’

Thursday 11 June 2015: peace in different contexts - Hiroshima in 2013‘ (2013), Make peace in the Philippines(2015), and ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘(2015).

‘Intangible legacies’: 14-16 June 2016

Tuesday 14 June 2016: Christian values‘Action for Peace – Sally Beaumont’ (2015), ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope…Rev Bruce Keeble‘ (2015) and ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow’ (2014)

Wednesday 15 June 2016: Housing – ‘Glasgow West Housing Association: an unofficial story‘ (2015) and ‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania‘ (2014)

Thursday 16 June 2016: Fukushima – ‘Fukushima: 2011-15‘ (2016)