IFOF 2007
2007
Genetic modification Seed Anti-Global

The Future of Food
90min./ USA 2004
Director: Deborah Koons Garcia
Produced by Lily Film
Language: English, dubbed Japanese
Japanese dubbed version by JAPAN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATION, Science Div. 2006
The Future of Food

Food
system is exposed to unprecedented change with few realizing its impact. Corporate control of world food from farm to dining table is steadily growing. The most controversial issue is the genetic engineering which could jeopardize all creatures on earth and its environment. We must ask ourselves how regulations, agriculture , consumers, health, morality should be. There is growing interest in alternative ways such as small scale family farm and organic agriculture.

2007
Natural Farming

Natural Farming
- The World of KAWAGUCHI Yosikazu
153min./ Japan 1997
Director: KOIZUMI Shukichi
Produced by Group Gendai Films and Fiona
Language: Japanese

The World
of Natural Farming which is sustainable without inflicting harm, non-polluting, destroying or killing. He says "All you need is provided by nature in perfect balance and its first step is No Till."

2007
CSA Organic Farming Community

The Real Dirt on Farmer John
84min./ USA 2005
Director; Tagart Siegel
Produced by Collective Eye
Language: English , Japanese subtitle
Farmer Jhon

Farmer
John's biographical story. John is a typical hippie generation who turns his inherited farm into agricultural commune but is a bam for local people. But he knew instinctively the taste of soil. His unyielding farmer spirit, invigorated by Community Supported Agriculture overcomes heart breaks and gives hope to family farmers eroded by corporate farming.

2007
Environment Pesticide CSA

Uncle Stone's Lotus Field
24min./ Taiwan 2005
Director:Wang Ching-Ling, Chu Shiaw-Chyuan
Narration:English
Language: English , Japanese subtitle
Japanese subtitle by EARTH VISION Organization
石おじさんの蓮池

Uncle
Stone ,living in the outskirt of Taipei, would not give up using pesticide for his lotus plants. Zoologists are out on a rescue mission to save the pond's rare frog species from extinction.

2007
Microbe

The World of Roots
25min./ Japan 1981
Director; ARAI Issaku
Produced by Maruta Citrus Farmers Co-op.
Language: Japanese

This
is the first ever visual film made of soil microbes. Millions and millions of micro-creatures found in tiny little bit of soil. It shows a wondrous chain of life of plants, minute insects and microbes. The film ask "What is it that humans are trying to kill" with the scene of crop dusting.

2007
Seed Anti-Global Farmer's Movement

Patent Pending
30min./ India 1994
Director: Meera Dewan
Technical Supervisor: Vandana Shiva
Produced by South View Production
Language: English, dubbed Japanese
Narration: English
Japanese dubbed Version: Pacific Asia Resource Centre(PARC)

Intellectual
Property Right is granted to seeds and nurseries and one must pay Patent fee to corporations. The neem known and used in India for centuries as medicinal plant is now patented by an American who started to sell as pesticide. The film depicts female farmers who stood against it to protect their seed, food and life. 性たちの姿を描く。

2007
Organic Farming Anti-Global Pesticide Farmer's Movement

Orange Alert
28min./ Thailand 2005
Director: Teena Amrit Gill
Language: English, Japanese subtitle
Narration:English
Japanese subtitle by EARTH VISION Organization
危険なオレンジ

Pesticides
harmful to human health had been used in orchards in northern Thailand. The farmers took a stand to oppose the government's policy of encouraging pesticide use by growing pesticide-free produce.

2007
Pesticide

Watch out your Vegitable
30min./ Japan 2002
Produced by Pacific Asia Resource Centre(PARC)
Editing: OHNO Kazuoki, NISHIZAWA Emiko
Language: Japanese
あぶない野菜

Are cheap
imported vegetables really safe? What is the impact of transportation on environment? The film depicts intent of profit seeking Global Agri-buisiness and the reality of agriculture in Japan and asks how our food should be.

2007
Organic Farming Anti-Global Pesticide Farmer's Movement

No more Dead Season
34min./ Philippine 2006
Director: Boyette Rimban
Language: English, Japanese subtitle
Japanese subtitle by EARTH VISION Organization

The people
of Negros Island in the Philippines were at the mercy of world economy when they were growing sugarcane. Today, the farmers are independent and work in harmony with nature growing organic bananas with the help of international support such as fair trade.

2007
Organic Farming Anti-Global

Salud! Habana
Urban Agriculture Report from Cuba
34min./ Japan 2006
Director; ISAKA Yasunari
Produced by Office Isaca
Language: Japanese
Narration:Japanes

Two million
people in Havana City are self sufficient. Music, dance and baseball are not the only things of Cuba. It is now Urban Agriculture which is producing vegetables and fruits without pesticide on every available space in town to become self sufficient.

2007
Pesticide

Pesticide Epidemic
38min./ Japan 1967
Director: KOIZUMI Shukichi
Produced by Group Gendai Films
Language: Japanese

The doctors
at Saku General Hospital suspects organic mercury as the culprit of symptoms of suffering farmers. Local medical care that probes into cause and communicate the danger of pesticide to local people raises public concern. The question of the use of chemicals in agriculture as a matter of course is still valid today.

2007
Pesticide

Japan's Lessons on the Economy and the Environment
30min./ Japan 2007
Director: KAWAI Juka
Produced by TVE JAPAN
Language: Japanese

Historical
record films of pesticide use in Japan tell us views surrounding pesticide and its impact on people. Also gives testimonies by people who work on pesticide issues.

2007年
地域 反グローバル

懐かしい未来:ラダックから学ぶこと
1992年/英国/55分
英語・日本語吹替・日本語字幕
監督:ジョン・ペイジ
制作:ISEC(International Society for Ecology and Culture)
日本語版制作:開発と未来工房 2001年

ヒマラヤの辺境ラダック(インド)の伝統的な社会に襲いかかった開発の影響を描く。私たちに「近代化」「発展」「進歩」とは何なのか、ということを根底から考えさせる。

2007年
反グローバル

地域から始まる未来:グローバル経済を超えて
1998年/英国/25分
英語・日本語吹替・日本語字幕
監督:レンダー・ワード
制作:ISEC(International Society for Ecology and Culture)
日本語版制作:開発と未来工房 2004年

利己主義と消費文化に偏重した人間・社会モデルとそれを推し進める経済のグローバル化ではなく、大地とのきずなを強め、地域経済とコミュニティを立て直すローカル化こそが、再生への道であることを示す。