Midi Onodera

Distribution — Collection 2 DVD

This DVD collection features mid-career film and television work. After her impressive debut in the early 1980s, Onodera’s films continued to grow in sophistication and critical acclaim, earning accolades for their aesthetic complexity and their take on difficult political and personal issues.

Focusing on selected works from 1988 to 1990, this DVD volume includes Onodera’s experimental documentary, “The Displaced View.” Set against the background of suppressed Japanese-Canadian history, the film traces a personal search for identity and pride through the stories of three generations of women.

Then/Now (1988) 30:00
The Displaced View (1988) 52:00
General Idea – Artist’s Profile (1989) 3:50
David Cronenberg – Artist’s Profile” (1990) 3:50
Heartbreak Hoteru (1990) 30:00

With additional material:
Interview with Kass Banning: “Displaced Views” (2008) 10:15
Interview with Monika Kin Gagnon: “Experimental Innovations” 10:50
Interview with Midi Onodera: “Televisions” (2008) 6:47
“The Displaced View and the Limits of Knowledge” by Nadine Sivak (PDF essay)

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Private Sale: $75.00 CAD
Educational: $90.00 CAD
The Set (1-3, 365 plus a bonus Alphagirls DVD): $300.00 CAD

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