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Public Blue, courtesy Kansai Kouen

Public Blue

[Anke Haarmann, Japan/Germany, 2006, 70min]

  • Tuesday 13 January 2009
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Peacock Visual Arts
  • Admission free

Everywhere in parks and on the riverbanks of Osaka rivers in Japan you see blue tents or barracks covered with blue plastic tarps, at times scattered throughout park areas, sometimes lined up in rows, or united to form small communities. The term homelessness only insufficiently describes the situation of these ‘Nojyukusha’, the campers in the rough.

Public Blue was produced in collaboration with Nojyukusha and supporters in Osaka. The film follows their political action and sketches impressions of the Japanese understanding of the public and the political.


Watch the trailer of the film on Youtube