Japanese documentary filmmaker Masao Adachi not only
preached revolution in his fiery agit-prop films, he practiced it too,
following up his pro-Palestinian-resistance newsreel/screed Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War (1971; 9 pm) by abandoning film
to join the Japanese United Army in Lebanon, where he was
arrested in 2002. The Harvard Film Archive four-day series Film = Activism: The Revolutionary Underground Cinema of Masao Adachi
(March 1-4) will screen that film and others, including Prisoner/Terrorist (2007; March 3 @ 7 pm), Adachi's first film in 35
years, which he will discuss via Skype.
Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge :: 7 pm :: $12 :: 617.495.4700