marie-michele jasmin-belisle presents

the iPhone chronicles : contemporary snapshots of color, light, magic and random subworlds

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tokyo Fever

A 15 day business & cultural adventure in Japan. Filming of the events, cultural exchanges and various activities that the delegation took part in; Native american youth, two fellow documentary filmmakers, M. Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, and my dear friend and collaborator Tashina Banks. We were welcomed by our Japanese counterparts, major sponsors of the Nowa Cumig Institute's initiatives, under the generosity of eco-business man of the year, M. Yamamoto, and his general manager, M. Koshikawa. We took part in sweats, drum circles, mingled with very young Japanese students in a sweet potatto harvest festival, stayed at a Buddhist temple, and got to become part of the local landscape through both heart and flesh. Here are a few images, some extracted from the footage I shot :