Crossroads in Context and Live Benshi Performance

Fall 2014
As an experiential component in her “Introduction to Japanese Film” course, Omori assigned students to observe and practice narrative techniques, challenging them to take on the role of benshi and narrate a documentary.  
 
Under the guidance of Omori and a professional benshi, Ichiro Kataoka, students learned from first-hand experience the time, effort, and dedication required to write benshi scripts that reflect a thoughtful understanding of others. The footage from the performance will be made available at the CJF archive in 2016.