Activist Videos by Lina Hoshino

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 7, 2005

Thursday, April 7, 2005, 8:15pm

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Lina Hoshino in person!

Lina Hoshino’s award-winning videos, which have screened around the world since 1993, deal directly with grassroots media and art activism. Tonight she shares a diverse group of documentary and animated shorts including: a commentary on Japanese cosmetic aspiration, Beauty and the Crease (1997); Story of Margo (1997), a compelling doc about a sex worker; A Mighty Fortress (2000) a humorous animation which subtly critiques the World Bank; the story of the human cost in the building the Guatemalan Chixoy Dam (2000); the new experimental video Hideko (2005), the fascinating story of the artist’s mother; and her latest doc, Caught In Between (2004), which revisits the dark days of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, in light of post-9/11 repression that Muslim and South Asian communities face (KJ Mohr). 1997-2005, Lina Hoshino, Japan/USA, ca. 65 min, video.

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