Sky Perfect IDEHA Prize
(Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2011)
Through interviews with the residents, housing experts, lawyers and UR’s (semi-public housing corporation) president, this film highlights the complex social housing situation in Japan.
Documentary / Japan / 2011 / 73 minutes / HD Video / Colour
- Yumiko Hayakawa
Due to a lack of social welfare services for public housing in Japan, reasonable state-run accommodation is not adequately provided for low-income earners. Therefore, people who are excluded from social welfare live in social housing provided by the semi-public organisation, UR (Urban Renaissance Agency).
UR is now facing privatisation. The Japanese government announced plans to demolish 50,000 UR owned apartments, selling the land to private developers.
Japanese filmmaker, Yumiko Hayakawa, met a group of UR residents who are facing eviction from their much-loved apartment building. Many of the residents are pensioners who would find it hard to relocate after spending a lifetime there.
Through interviews with the residents, housing experts, lawyers and UR’s president, this film highlights the complex social housing situation in Japan.
Takahatadai-Danchi #73 residents
UR (Urban Renaissance Agency)
DWANGO Co., Ltd.
"The mother of Hino"
Yuko Oka (Pine Music)
Narration studio recording
Toshiaki Kawano (Studio Move 705)
Poster/DVD jacket design
- Okayama Film Festival (2012)
- Housing Rights Film Festival (2012)
- Hiroshima Peace Film Festival(2011)
- Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (2011)
- Aichi International Women's Film Festival (2011)
- Shintoku Kuusonomori Film Festival (2011)
- Fukuoka Asian Film Festival (2011)
- Daegu Social Walfare Film Festival (2013, S. Korea)
- Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival (2013, S. Korea)
- International Women's Film Festival in Seoul (2012, S. Korea)
- YUNFEST (2011, China)