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ASAI on Sun, 5 Oct 2003 20:43:53 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Fw: Ken Loach and the prize

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From: Viola <viola {AT} esperantisto.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 17:18:19 +0900
Subject: Ken Loach and the prize

"We will watch what Loach will do for this "

When awarded a prize, one must check who is giving it, what
is giving it, what is their background, and whose money is
behind it.

On July 4 the mass media announced that five artists have
been selected for the Praemium Imperiale global art prize,
awarded by Japan Art Council, (it's official leader is one
of the Impeiral family member, "Takamatsunomiya")
- including film maker Ken Loach.

This prize is awarded by the most right-wing people in
Japan. It is supported by the Sankei daily paper, which is
the most militaristic of the mass media in Japan.
Yasuhiro Nakasone, ex-prime minister, who is one of the most
militaristic figures in the Japanese right-wingers, very
famous, is among the judges -the only Japanese- for this prize.

The awarding ceremony will be the 23th of the this month, in
Tokyo. Will Ken Loach receive this prize with his head bowed ?

That would be indecent, we think, as supporters of
Loach-films in Japan.
We can not celebrate this tainted award and would like to
watch carefully what action he will take there. If you know
any Loach supporters in UK, please inform them about this
and let's watch together how he act at real culture
politics. what will we learn there ?

A contradictions ? Naivety or disinterest about culture
politics in other country ? Or ?

	The official URL of this award is

( Viola M Ando )

ASAI Megumu

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