Director:Ogawa Shinsuke

Screenings at the Yamagata Documentary Film Library present documentaries and movies rarely shown on television or in theaters, including works from the Film Library vaults.

The Oppressed Students

14:00, 19:00(screens twice)


The Oppressed Students

Dir:Ogawa Shinsuke/JAPAN/1967/Japanese/B&W/16mm/105min


A record of the student uprising at the Takasaki College of Economics, an event that became a forerunner of the nationwide student rebellions of the late 1960s. Nepotism in entrance procedures, the city authorities’ regular intervention in the school administration, and the lack of student freedom were all injustices protested by the angry students. The school administration suppressed them with threats, intimidation, and even violence. When a few dozen students barricaded themselves in the student hall, Ogawa and his staff locked themselves up there with them, following their actions, discussions, and private moments with impressive close-ups. Ogawa was able to achieve such a feeling of unity with the students that he could say with confidence that “none of them hid anything from the camera.”


The Oppressed Students


[Venue]The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library (Yamagata Big Wing 3F)[Admission]Free admission for members (Member’s fee: free)
[Presented by]YIDFF (NPO)
[Contact] (YIDFF Yamagata office)