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Abé Markus Nornes, November 9, 2007

Abé Mark Nornes is Professor of Asian Cinema in both the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. His latest book is Cinema Babel: Translating Global Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). He is also the author of Forest of Pressure: Ogawa Shinsuke and Postwar Japanese Documentary Film (2007) and Japanese Documentary Film: From the Meiji Era to Hiroshima (2003) as well as many articles in edited volumes and journals such as Cinema Journal and Film Quarterly.

The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (135.4 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 55 MB).

Nornes also edits a digital reprint series on Japanese cinema and, from 1990 to 2005, he was a coordinator for the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, where he programmed major retrospectives such as Japan-America Film Wars, In Our Own Eyes – Indigenous People’s Film and Video Festival, and Den’ei Nana Henge: Seven Transfigurations in Electric Shadows. Current projects include an edited volume on the pink cinema of Japan and a reader of Japanese film theory in translation.

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