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Midi Onodera
Daruma Pictures Inc
13.5 × 19 cm

This DVD collection features the mid-career film and television work of Midi Onodera. After her impressive debut in the early 1980s, Onodera’s films continued to grow in sophistication and critical acclaim, earning accolades for their aesthetic complexity and their take on difficult political and personal issues. Her work is featured in numerous international exhibitions and screenings and included in the collections of many art galleries, libraries and universities.

Focusing on selected works from 1988 to 1990, this DVD volume includes Onodera’s experimental documentary, “The Displaced View.” Set against the background of suppressed Japanese-Canadian history, the film traces a personal search for identity and pride through the stories of three generations of women.

Additional material includes interviews with film and media scholars Kass Banning, Monika Kin Gagnon and filmmaker Midi Onodera and an essay from film lecturer, Nadine Sivak.

Includes: “Then/Now” (1988) 30:00; “The Displaced View” (1988) 52:00; General Idea – Artist’s Profile” (1989) 3:50; David Cronenberg – Artist’s Profile” (1990) 3:50; Heartbreak Hoteru” (1990) 30:00

With additional material: Kass Banning: “Displaced Views” (2008) 10:15; Monika Kin Gagnon: “Experimental Innovations” 10:50; Midi Onodera: “Televisions” (2008) 6:47; “The Diplaced View and the Limits of Knowledge” by Nadine Sivak (PDF essay)

Note: Public presentation rights for Libraries and other educational contexts are available for this DVD at a separate price point. Please inquire for more information.

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