My Japan

Root Event

werkleitz Festival 2008 Amerika

Parent Event

My Japan
US 1945
My Japan (still)

The propagandistic reeducation of the defeated people by American occupying forces found a parallel in Germany and Japan. In both cases it was successful, which is all the more interesting given the differences between the cultures. While the anti-German and anti-Japanese propaganda films from the United States all possess the same aggressive tone, the anti-Japanese films have added a significant biological racial component. In My Japan, a sinister mental superiority is attributed to the Japanese, a prejudice and irrational fear that would again be repeated in the 1970s with regard to the Japanese economy.


Video, 16 min