One-foot Film Movement comes to an end

One-foot Film Movement comes to an end

In the evening on March 15, at the Yashio Rest House in Naha, Genpei Ishikawa (left), displayed the organization’s gratitude to their members and supporters by shaking their hands after the ceremony.

March 16, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 15, the One-foot Film Movement, a non-profit organization made up of Okinawan locals who purchased footage filmed by the U.S. military during the Battle of Okinawa, ended its 30-year operations at a ceremony held at the Yashio Rest House in Naha. The organization started in 1983 as the Civil Movement to Provide Children With Lessons of the Battle of Okinawa. It purchased the footage (about 33.5 kilometers and 50 hours worth) from collectors in the United States using donations both from within Okinawa and further afield. Members of the organization brought the operation to a close commenting that many people had relived their experiences in the Battle of Okinawa through the footage that they had collected. Hiroaki Fukuchi, a representative of the organization, said, “I am sure that the younger generation will continue the One-foot Film Movement in some new form of peace movement.”

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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