We are delighted to co-present the opening night documentary RYUICHI HIROKAWA: HUMAN BATTLEFIELD with the Toronto Palestine Film Festival. This year TPFF celebrates their 10th year, #TPFFTEN takes place from September 20 – 24, 2017 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
RYUICHI HIROKAWA: HUMAN BATTLEFIELD
Thursday, September 21st • 9:30PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)
Director: Saburo Hasegawa
Japan • Japanese with English subtitles • Trailer
RYUICHI HIROKWA: HUMAN BATTLEFIELD is a documentary that pays tribute to the photojournalist, Ryuichi Hirokawa. Hirokawa is a human being first, a photojournalist second – he considers journalism the right to know, and relief work the right to live – two things that have informed his character and career. His pictures have helped to expose human rights abuses and government ineptitude. The film showcases his return to Israel and Palestine where he remembers a Lebanese refugee camp massacre – images burned into his brain which sent shockwaves around the world.