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SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL caters for those who crave independent films, music, food and debate. We dedicate every event to a different country creating a platform which celebrates diversity through art, cinema, world music and food.

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

15th February 2020, Cinema Muaseum, London, SE11 4TH
2020 will be a great year for SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL. We celebrate our 5th year running, covering so many exciting countries. We are a truly PEOPLE POWERED FESTIVAL! We want to begin with a real hit, covering JAPAN for the second time, thanks to the GREAT BRITAIN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION.
THE MOVIE
DEMOLITION GIRL by Genta Matsugami, winner of the 2019 JAPAN CUTS Award, deals with a high school girl determined to leave her impoverished small town life behind, earning money as a video fetish performer. We celebrate women empowerment again with this strong portrait of a young girl fighting for her education, her life, against a bleak backdrop of a dysfunctional family and tricky money jobs. Screening followed by Japanese cinema experts.
THE DIRECTOR
Genta Matsugami  born in Hiroshima in 1981, graduated from Osaka University in 2005. His graduation film, “Sanketsu no umi,” won Audience Award at Pia Film Festival and went on to be screened at film festivals all over the world. In 2012, he founded a creative production company, 16bit.inc, mainly producing TV commercials, Video Packages, and Music Videos. INTERVIEW WITH GENTA MATSUGAMI
THE SHORT FILM
Georgie Yukiko Donovan
Japanese-English filmmaker focused on high quality filming with great story at its heart, specialising in arts and observational documentary as well as international coproductions for broadcasters such as BBC, MTV, CNN, Vice and Hulu.

AMA (15’) – WATCH TRAILER

Georgie has most recently premiered her independent short film ‘AMA’, a documentary on the last of Japan’s ’women of the sea’ and their fight to preserve their 3,000 year old way of life. She was one of five filmmakers awarded a grant of £20,000 as part of the Female Film Force, an initiative created to actively address the gender imbalance within the film industry. 

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