THE "SOLDIERS" : The Wages of Resistance:NaritaStories

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Former Youth Corps leader
Yanagawa Hideo / 柳川秀夫
Continues organic farming and living in Sanrizuka, with the indelible memory of his friend Fumio’s 1971 suicide at the age of 22.




Political supporter who became a farmer
Koizumi Hidemasa / 小泉英政
Moved by Grandma Yone’s fight against state confiscation, he became her adopted son and carries on her legacy by farming inside the airport boundaries.





Formerly with the Women’s Corps
Sannomiya Shizue (left) /三ノ宮静枝( 左)
“In the old village we could do without electricity, because we had water and firewood.” Her son’s suicide leaves its mark to this day.

Formerly with the Women’s Corps
Tsubaki Taka (center) /椿たか( 中央)
One of the unforgettable women who chained themselves and their children to trees to stop the takeover. “We could never do it today. People would not unite like that.”


Former deputy head of Hantai Domei
(Farmers’ Opposition Group)
Shima Hiroyuki / 島寛征
“If revenge leads to revenge, it’s no different from the Vietnam War.”




Solidarity Hut Keeper
Yamazaki Hiroshi / 山崎宏
“If the world’s problems had been solved these 40 years, I would have changed.”








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Photographer
Kitai Kazuo / 北井一夫
Returns to Narita to meet his old friends. His renowned photos from the anthology Sanrizuka(1971) are used throughout the film.










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Former Parents League members
Hagiwara Yuichi / 萩原勇一
Horikoshi Shohei / 堀越昭平

Former Youth Corps members
Ishige Hiromichi / 石毛博道
Akiba Kiyoharu / 秋葉清春