Documentary Films Production

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

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), which was revised as ‘Hiroshima after Fukushima‘ (22 mins) in 2018.

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‘ (43 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‘ (14 mins)

(24) ‘Hope – Rev Dr Norman Shanks‘ (15 mins)

2017

(25) ‘Equality and Equity at Scottish School – Andrew Robson‘ (14 mins)

(26) ‘Borders in Fukushima – July 2016’ (65 mins)

(27) ‘Design Kimono – Koji YOSHIE’ (28 mins)

2018

(28) ‘Evacuation Order in Fukushima – July 2017’ (67 mins)

(4)’ ‘Hiroshima after Fukushima (22 mins), which is a revised version of ‘Hiroshima in 2013 (2013, 22 mins)

2019

(29) ‘Seven Years After – Fukushima in July 2018’ (47 mins)

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JDS has shown its documentaries as part of its workshop on Japan or one on Scotland.

Fukushima documentaries have been  shown at annual events to mark the anniversary of the East Japan Earthquake since 2013.

In addition, JDS has organised events primarily to show its documentaries.

● 2014: ‘Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima’

Wednesday 30 April: ‘‘Our friends in Fukushima’ (40 mins)

Thursday 1 May: Hiroshima in 2013’ (22 mins)

Friday 2 May: ‘100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima‘ (43 mins)

Venue: Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland

● 2015: 

◻︎’Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima’

Thursday 23 April: ‘Our friends in Fukushima(2013) and Hiroshima in 2013‘ (2013)

Friday 24 April: ’100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’ (2014) and ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘ (2015)

Venue:  University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

This was part of of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15.

◻︎ ‘Here and there (7 documentaries)

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

Wednesday 10 June 2015: legends and traditions with ‘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 with ‘Hiroshima in 2013‘ (2013), ‘Make peace in the Philippines‘ (2015) and ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘(2015)

Venue: Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland

This was part of the West End Festival.

2016: Intangible legacies

Tuesday 14 June 2016: Christian values with ‘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 with ‘Glasgow West Housing Association: an unofficial story‘ (2015) and ‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania‘ (2014)

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

Venue: Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland

This was part of the West End Festival.

2017: Inclusive Glasgow – Documentaries

Monday 19 June: Inclusive aspects of Scottish society with ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ (2013) and ‘Equality and Equity at Scottish School – Andrew Robson‘ (2017)

Tuesday 20 June: Live a tradition with ‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania‘ (2014) and ‘Design Kimono – Koji YOSHIE‘ (2017)

Wednesday 21 June: Glasgow’s legacies with ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (2014) and ‘The Clyde made Glasgow – John Fyfe Anderson‘ (2016)

Thursday 22 June: Inter-cultural understanding with ‘Japanese isn’t English‘ (2016), ‘Hope – Rev Dr Norman Shanks‘ (2016) and ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope…Rev Bruce Keeble’ (2016)

Friday 23 June: Fukushima with ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ (2016) and ‘Borders in Fukushima – July 2016’ (2017)

Venue: Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland

This was part of the West End Festival.

 2017/18Japanese Journeys

11 October 2017: ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ (2013)

29 November 2017: ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘ (2013)

20 December 2017: ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (2014)

24 January 2018: ‘Design Kimono – Koji YOSHIE‘ (2017)

21 February 2018: ‘The Clyde made Glasgow – John Fyfe Anderson‘ (2016)

18 April 2018: ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ (2016)

16 May 2018: ‘Hiroshima in 2013‘ (2013) and ‘Make peace in the Philippines‘ (2015)

13 June 2018: ‘Japanese isn’t English’ (2016), ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘ (2014), ‘Sophie’s Glasgow‘ (2016) and ‘Equality and Equity at Scottish School – Andrew Robson‘ (2017)

Venue: Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

2018:

◻︎ ‘Hope – Documentaries

11 June: ‘Hope – Rev Dr Norman Shanks‘ (2016) and ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope…Rev Bruce Keeble‘ (2015)

12 June: ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (2014)

13 June: ‘Evacuation Order in Fukushima – July 2017‘ (2018)

Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland

This was part of the West End Festival.

◻︎’Hope – six documentaries

23 October: ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ (2013), ‘Action for Peace – Sally Beaumont‘ (2015), ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope…Rev Bruce Keeble‘ (2015), ‘Hope – Rev Dr Norman Shanks‘ (2016), ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (2014) and ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ (2016).

Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland

2018/19: ‘Japanese Craft Documentaries’ 

14 November 2018: ‘Our Scotland; A Japanese perspective‘ and ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow

12 December 2018: ‘Evacuation Order in Fukushima – July 2017

9 January 2019: ‘Design Kimono – Koji Yoshie‘ and ‘Live a tradition in Maramureș, Romania

13 February 2019: ‘Hiroshima after Fukushima‘ and ‘Make Peace in the Philippines

Venue: Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland