Tokyo waka a city poem /

Tokyo Waka tells the story of 20,000 crows who have adapted to city life in Tokyo and the 13 million people of Tokyo who now live alongside them in a stalemate. A Buddhist priest comments on garbage as the remnants of desire; a gardener considers the relentless persistence of nature amidst urban gri...

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Corporate Author: Bullfrog Films.
Other Authors: Haptas, John. (Director), Samuelson, Kristine. (Director)
Format: Electronic Video
Language:English
Japanese
Published: [Oley, Pa.] : [Distrobuted by] Bullfrog Films, 2013.
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Summary:Tokyo Waka tells the story of 20,000 crows who have adapted to city life in Tokyo and the 13 million people of Tokyo who now live alongside them in a stalemate. A Buddhist priest comments on garbage as the remnants of desire; a gardener considers the relentless persistence of nature amidst urban grit; a homeless woman talks about forging community in her tent village deep in the corner of a city park. Tokyo Waka gives these smart, opportunistic crows their due, but the film is ultimately an episodic and discursive poem about the life and culture of Tokyo, one of the great cities of the world.
Item Description:Title from title frames.
Previously released in 2012.
Physical Description:1 streaming video file (63 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Format:System requirements: Firefox 4 and up; Safari 5.0 and up; Chrome version 21 and up; Internet Explorer 8 and up; Flash or HTML5 player.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience:7 and up.
Awards:Winner, Best Cinematography, UNAFF ; Official selection, San Francisco International Film Festival ; Winner, Best Feature Film, Green Film Festival, Seoul ; Official selection, Silverdocs Documentary Festival
Production Credits:Directed by John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson ; cinematography, sound, editing, John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson ; music, Todd Boekelheide ; sound design, Pete Horner.
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