Tokyo Waka and Minka
A poem about a city, its people, and 20,000 crows.
Tokyo is a digital metropolis and wellspring of spectacular pop culture, its commercial crossroads carpeted with people day and night. Above them, watching from perches on buildings and power lines, are more than 20,000 crows. As their numbers soared in recent years, Tokyo fought back: trapping them, destroying nests, and securing trash. The crows adapted; they are among the smartest of animals. The 13 million people of Tokyo now live alongside them in a stalemate. Tokyo Waka is an episodic and discursive poem about the life and culture of Tokyo, one of the great cities of the world. 63 min; Grand Prize, Best Feature Film, Green Film Festival, Seoul; Best Cinematography, United Nations Association Film Festival.
Minka Directed by Davina PardoIn 1967, an American journalist and his adopted Japanese son rescued an ancient Japanese farmhouse from the snow country of Japan, and their lives were forever changed. Minka is an intimate story about place, architecture, memory and the meaning of home. 15 min.
Matheson Performing Arts Center (View)
MATHESON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Mendocino High School (corner of Ford & Cahto).
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