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The Shiranui Sea

Sunday, Nov 13 at 3:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

The November 26th screening will be introduced by film scholar Aaron Gerow (Yale University)

Dir. Noriaki Tsuchimoto. 1975, 153 mins. 16mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. The third entry in what is often dubbed the Minamata Trilogy (after The Victims and Their World and Minamata Revolt) is widely regarded as Tsuchimoto’s supreme masterpiece, the culmination of several years of working with patients afflicted with Minamata disease. After the first round of compensations have been paid to victims by the Chisso corporation, Tsuchimoto turns to the polluted sea and the fishing communities it has sustained for generations, as people’s stories and routines continually redirect the narrative. Adopting a more reflective tone than its predecessors, The Shiranui Sea documents daily human resourcefulness in tragedy’s wake.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.