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Kamaishi Kogata Eiga Kenkyūkai [Kamaishi Small-Gauge Film Society]

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Kamaishi, Japan

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"In Iwate Prefecture, four members of the Kamaishi Kogata Eiga Kenkyūkai (Kamaishi Small-Gauge Film Society) organized a charity screening in the evening on November 4th, 1937, at an elementary school auditorium. Promoted as an effort to comfort local families who had sent their family members off to war, the event was open to the general public free of charge and, according to the report, attracted 900 participants from across the town." - Noriko Morisue, "Filming the Everyday: History, Theory, and Aesthetics of Amateur Cinema in Interwar and Wartime Japan" (Yale University: PhD Dissertation, 2020): 197-8.