Original title: Sanrizuka: Dainitoride no hitobito

The Peasants of the Second Fortress is the fourth in a series of seven films shot between 1968 and 1977 in the fields of Sanrizuka, documenting the ongoing resistance by the farmers and their allies against the construction of a new international airport. Four years into the conflict, the authorities started the coercive expropriation of the farmlands and the violence escalated. This was met by the farmers and fighting students with a renewed sense of resistance, and with the need to organize, unite and protect themselves and the land from the riot police.

  • Duration: 143
  • Production year: 1971
  • Country: Japan
  • Subtitles: Subtitles: English

Shinsuke Ogawa