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Goodbye CP by Kazuo Hara
Goodbye CP by Kazuo Hara
Goodbye CP by Kazuo Hara

Performance Details

In-venue Screening

  • 16 Mar 2024 (Sat)
    Date:
  • 1:15pm, 4:15pm
    Time:
  • Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
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  • Free Admission
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Subtitles in Chinese and English, dubbing in Cantonese and English, audio description in Cantonese and English and house programme in audio format available; guide dogs welcome

Online Screening

  • 23 Mar – 18 May 2024
    Date:
  • Free screening available on No Limits website

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Accessible Captions in English
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Subtitles and accessible captions in Chinese and English, dubbing in Cantonese and English, audio description in Cantonese and English and house programme in audio format available

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An unsentimental portrait of adults with cerebral palsy – and a critique of Japanese society in the 70s – the first work of influential Japanese documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara

Japanese filmmaker Kazuo Hara’s documentary Goodbye CP presents an unflinching, compassionate and complex portrait of adults with cerebral palsy. Produced in 1972, the searing critique of society’s treatment of disabled people with cerebral palsy, would have a lasting impact on discourse around disability in Japan.

Goodbye CP was Hara’s first film. Blending confrontational interviews with raw footage of its subjects’ everyday struggles, the documentary allows them to turn the gaze back on society, forcing us to acknowledge the prejudices and difficulties faced by individuals who struggle to have their existence recognised. Powerful and unsettling, Goodbye CP outlined the style, tone and subject matter for Hara’s subsequent work and career – championing the disenfranchised and those considered outsiders, and influencing and setting the bar for generations of filmmakers around the world.

Artist Profile

Kazuo Hara

Japanese filmmaker Kazuo Hara was born in 1945. After dropping out of Tokyo College of Photography he worked as a care worker at a school for disabled children, and began to shoot a series of photos that would become his first solo exhibition Baka ni Sunna (Don’t Make Fun of Me). In 1971, Hara founded the independent film company Shisso Productions with his wife, producer and primary collaborator Sachiko Kobayashi, and, the following year, made his directorial debut with the documentary Goodbye CP. His films, Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974), The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) and A Dedicated Life (1994), would confirm his pioneering action-documentary style and garner international acclaim. Hara’s other work includes A Dedicated Life (1994), Many Faces of Chika (2005), Sennan Asbestos Disaster (2017) and Minamata Mandala (2020), a three-part, six-hour epic shot over 15 years, about the individuals fighting for legal recognition and compensation for a community poisoned by industrial wastewater.

  • Language: Japanese
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