Fan in Japan

Industrie des eventails au Japon

Výroba vějířů v Japonsku

Synopsis

A look at the manual production of fans, from basic construction to the painting of motifs and their folding into their typical shape, the fi lm focuses on the dexterity of small-scale producers in distant Asia while also showing the stages of the production process and division of labor, where each step requires a diff erent skill but all must be performed with precision and attention to detail.

Production Pathe was founded in Paris by the four Pathé brothers in 1886. By the early 20th century, the company was one of the largest producers of phonographic recording in the world and an equally important company in the fired of film technology and production. In 1908, it began producing the Pathé journal, a newsreel that was shown in theaters before the main program.

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Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Fascinations: Factory
Exhibition format: 36 mm
Screening:
26.10.2014 10:30
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