English and Japanese with Thai and English subtitles
20 April 2017 — 19 May 2017
Screens with short film, a Souvenir from Switzerland, directed by Sorayos Prapapan.
Weaving Shibusa is the story of Japanese craftsmanship and dedication, shown through their love and fascination of denim. The film gives unprecedented access to the mysterious and storied industry of Japanese denim, told by the only people who can; world-renowned vintage denim experts, the highly regarded "Osaka 5", responsible for Japan's denim revival, as well as passionate innovators who's unparalleled work has made "Japanese Denim" synonymous with the highest quality possible.
What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?
“With magnificent storytelling, the film takes you from the Japanese mountaintops and scenic city views to the Shinya Mill to watch the handmade work of the craftsmen.” — ProVideo Coalition
“A true love song to Japanese art and culture, Weaving Shibusa gives audiences an insider’s look into the craftsmanship and passion that goes behind making one of the most commonly used goods in the world” — Cinescopophilia
“Weaving Shibusa is a film that should be watched by those who value quality and who appreciate well-made items. It’s a look at how people devote their lives to pursuing a single thing and doing it well.” — When In Manilla
Director: Devin Leisher
Duration: 61 minutes