Top of the Docs #33 – Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974

In his film Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974) Kazuo Hara throws this general rule out of the window, creating an intensely intimate portrait of his ex-wife, radical activist Takeda Miyuki.

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Top of the Docs #32 – ‘Sennan Asbestos Disaster’ (2016)

In his 2016 documentary Sennan Asbestos Disaster, Kazuo Hara tracks the eight-year long struggle of people seeking state compensation for asbestos related damage in Sennan, Osaka.

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Top of the Docs #29 – ‘Rebirth of a Nation’ (2004)

Perhaps the most innovative exploration of the film has been DJ Spooky’s live performance remix of the film, Rebirth of a Nation.

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Top of the Docs #28 – Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002)

Rather than poring over details or embedding the audience, Frederick Wiseman’s films provide damning evidence of brutal acts of violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in society.

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Top of the Docs #26 – San Andreas Deer Cam

San Andreas Deer Cam is a fascinating exploration into virtual landscapes, why we play games in the way that we play them, and just how colossal video game world building can be.

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Top of the Docs #25 – Counter-Charge

Welcome to Top of the Docs, Flip Screen’s hub for all things documentary. This weekly column takes a look at the crème de la crème of non-fiction media, with each month tending to focus on a particular theme. The theme for this month is video games! Gender roles within video games are a tricky thing.…

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