Tag Archive: Ainu

The Ainu Films of HIMEDA Tadayoshi

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to present three films from the late pioneering filmmaker, HIMEDA Tadayoshi. These documentaries have rarely been shown outside of Japan and are of immense ethnological importance. During the 1970s and 1980s, Director Himeda created … Continue reading →

Reviving Ainu Lost Traditions on Screen: HIMEDA Tadayoshi’s documentary films

Event Abstract: Film representations of the Ainu people have existed since the inception of cinema but they have not remained stable over time. Ainu people were initially an object of interest for outsiders who portrayed them as “other” primitives, isolated … Continue reading →

Films About the AINU: Additional Resources & Videos

As a follow-up to last week’s film screenings in recognition of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug 9), we have assembled a collection of films, videos, and additional resources about the Ainu people. Continue reading →

Ainu Neno An Ainu (Online Film Screening)

Ainu Neno An Ainu • アイヌネノアンアイヌ Friday, August 12, 5:59PM – Sunday, August 14, 11:59PM (ET) Directed by Neo Sora & Laura Liverani • 2021 • Documentary • 72 min. • Presented in Japanese & Ainu with English subtitles Online … Continue reading →

Ainu: Indigenous People of Japan (Online Film Screening)

Ainu: Indigenous People of Japan • アイヌ:ひと Tuesday, August 9, 5:59PM – Thursday, August 11, 11:59PM (ET) Directed by MIZOGUCHI Naomi • 2019 • Documentary • 61 min. • Presented in Japanese & Ainu with English subtitles • Canadian Premiere … Continue reading →