Yamagata Film Package to the World
A project that brings films to people in developing cities who are thirsting for a shared motion picture experience.
Aimed at high school students who study Japanese, Yamagata citizen volunteers took the films “Yamagata Forged Blades ~Tools for Everyday Life~”, “A Voiceless Cry”, and “The Star Beni Maruttorippu”, subtitled in Indonesian, and showed them in Jayapura, Indonesia. A total of 6 screenings brought 536 people to this event.
Because Many Papuan high school students at the screening in 2017 showed their interests in knowing more about Yamagata students of the same age, we arranged to make a short film about high school life in Yamagata. In collaboration with freshmen volunteers of the Yamagata Prefectural Yamagata East Senior High School, they created a short film “High School Life in Yamagata” subtitled in Indonesian. From 18 to 22 February, Yamagata Papua Friendship Association brought and screened the film and two short films about Yamagata in the Papua province, Indonesia. On the morning of 21, we held an online exchange between high school students in Papua who watched the film and the students in Yamagata.