screenings

USA 28 April – 6 May, 2012
Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival 10th Anniversary
Santa Cruz, Montara & Santa Clara Counties

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Australia: 7 December 2011
Wednesday 7 December 2011 11:00am SBS

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Japan 18 June 2011 at 18:50
Inaugural Urayasu Documentary Film Festival
A selection of 10 works to think about!
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Japan 20 March 2011 at 18:50
CANCELLED DUE TO TSUNAMI/EARTHQUAKE
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Japan Documentary Dream Show—Yamagata in Tokyo 2010, 19 October (Tue) 6.00 pm

September 18th (Sat) –October 1st (Fri): Eurospace
October 9th (Sat) –October 29th (Fri): Theater Pole-Pole Higashi Nakano
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Australia: 12 September 2010
Tuesday 12 September 2010 2:00pm SBSONE
‘The day after he was sacked, Tanaka turned up at the company gate and began a picket that has probably become the longest one-man protest in Japan’s history – he’s outlasted at least fourteen Japanese Prime Ministers and three company presidents.’

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Germany: Globians Doc Fest Berlin August 12-18, 2010
Kino Toni, Antonplatz Weißensee
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Sydney: Friday Forum Friday 13 August
Teachers Federation Auditorium, Reservoir St, Surry Hills

Asialink Winter Series: 6:00pm – 7:30pm Thursday 10th Jun 2010
Yasuko Myer Room, Level 1,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics is a documentary from Maree Delofski about a man whose refusal to do early-morning company callisthenics led to his sacking. He’s since maintained a daily protest vigil outside the company gates for more than 25 years. Join Maree for a screening and Q&A about the film, its inspiring protagonist, and contemporary Japanese society.

Radio 3CR notice:
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics screens as part of Asialink’s Winter Writing Series followed by green tea, sake and a Q+A with director Maree Delofski, June 10 at Sidney Myer Asia Centre.
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics follows Tanaka Tetsuro, whose refusal to do early-morning company callisthenics led to his sacking. He’s since maintained a daily protest vigil outside the company gates for more than 25 years. In the process, this simple act has exposed the increasingly authoritarian nature of Japanese corporate management systems.
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Israel: Tuesday 4 May 2010: 9pm at Haifa Cinemateque
Selected for 3rd International Labor Film Festival (organised with Social-Economic Academy)
Comment: Nugit Altschuler 9 May 2010 [Working Class Film Festival Haifa Cinematheque]
We had a GREAT screening of Tanaka San at our festival. The audience fell in love with Tanaka San! After the screening we had discussions with Dani Amir, an Israeli musician who was fired because he’d tried to organize the workers in his work place. He came with his guitar and the whole evening was a successes. Thank you for the right and the honor to screen your film!

See Review

Australia: 1 May 2010
Mount Vic Flicks, Mount Victoria
2pm – 4pm includes discussion with the filmmaker and afternoon tea
‘A Katoomba film-maker’s first reaction on hearing the story of a Japanese man being fired for refusing to do callisthenics in the workplace was a natural one — she laughed. But Maree Delofski was so intrigued by a man who had for 25 years been protesting his sacking she was compelled to make a documentary.’

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Australia: 9 March 2010
Tuesday 09 Mar 2010 10:00pm SBSONE
‘The day after he was sacked, Tanaka turned up at the company gate and began a picket that has probably become the longest one-man protest in Japan’s history – he’s outlasted at least fourteen Japanese Prime Ministers and three company presidents.’

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Japan: Seikei University, Tokyo:  22 January 2010
‘After the screening Tanaka-san came to talk about his lifelong struggle and the shooting process, inserting between them his songs to the accompaniment of the guitar. The general secretary of our union seemed most impressed with his speech that encouraged us to fight against the unreasonable and intimidating power of the authority.’

Turkey: 4-11 December 2009
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics selected for the Istanbul 12th International 1001 Documentary Film Festival

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Canada November 2009
The 2009 festival runs November 22-28 in Toronto and November 28-29 in the rest of Canada. Audiences from the following locations can view Tanaka-San Will Not Do Calisenthics at the inaugural CLiFF – Canadian Labour International Film Festival:
Burnaby, BC | Ingersoll, ON | Toronto, ON | Victoria, BC
][ Awarded CLiFF/Machinists Union Best-in-Festival Prize ][

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Yamagata: 8 – 15 October 2009
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics selected for the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
http://www.yidff.jp/2009/program/09p7-e.html

San Francisco: 10 July 2009 and 12 July
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics selected for The Laborfest Film Festival
http://www.laborfest.net/2009/Films.htm

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Cork: October 2008
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics selected for the Documentary Panorama of the 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival, 12 – 19 October, 2008

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Sydney: Tuesday 26 August 2008
Special screening at Chauvel Cinema: wonderful reception and response. See comments.

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Canberra: Thursday 7 August 2008
Recovering Lives Conference
National Museum of Australia, Canberra