One-foot film movement

Records of the Battle of Okinawa—from the Collection of the One-foot Film Movement (unedited version)

- USA / 1945 / Silent film / Color, B&W / 16mm / 120 min

Source: Okinawa Historical Film Society


A portion of the vast quantity of unedited raw footage collected from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration by the One-foot Film Movement, an organization of Okinawan locals who purchased Battle of Okinawa footage shot by the U.S. military. They produced films from their own perspective to convey the truth of the war to the next generation. Fifty-six hours of 16mm film was collected, amounting to 313 reels, or 120,405 feet. Various aspects of the Battle of Okinawa clash and become entangled, remaining without temporal connection or links in meaning.

From YIDFF catalog 2003.


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