Wed – Sun
ERIC BAUDELAIRE, The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images
(2011, France, 68 min)

Eric Baudelaire’s film looks at the complexities of recounting the history of the Japanese Red Army (JRA) – a radical group that emerged from the 1968 Tokyo student movement and settled in Beirut in the early 1970s, to engage in sophisticated terrorist activities in solidarity with the Palestinian cause. The film centres upon the oral testimonies of two JRA protagonists: May Shigenobu, the daughter of JRA founder and leader Fusako Shigenobu, and Masao Adachi, a legendary underground film director, JRA member and theoretician. It engages with the relationship between politics and film and militant filmmaking versus activism without cinema.