June 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
On August 12 at Sakurazaka Theatre in Naha City, documentary film “Kamejiro, the man the U.S. military was most afraid of” (directed by Takahiko Sako) will be preliminarily screened. The documentary is about politician Kamejiro Senaga who stood firm in protest against tyranny in Okinawa under US occupation.
The movie explores why citizens in Okinawa, where U.S. military bases remain concentrated even 45 years after reversion, continue to raise their voice, carrying on Senaga’s “unyielding” spirit.
Since becoming a news presenter on TBS’s “Tsukushi Tetsuya News 23,” 20 years ago, Sako has continued covering the base issues in Okinawa. He re-edited a documentary program broadcasted on TBS in August 2016, including new episodes revealed by further investigation, and made it into a movie.
After a preliminary screening in Okinawa, it will be screened in Tokyo on August 26.
(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)