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Soul Patron

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Saul Patron is actually a webdoc from 2010… but I had not seen it before, and have just discovered it today! It is done by German filmmaker Frederik Rieckher and it is a very touching attempt to portrait a country, Japan, through a loose story that allows you to browse within a culture. It is really worth watching! It is done with grace, it has a fun multi-window interface and uses a lovely design. Most of all it manages to tell you a lot about Japan!

Do have a look to it!

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011


  1. On December 17th, 2015 at 06:24 Wander wrote:

    what is art?), and I am hardly in a potosiin to judge whether this is art or not.At the time I was slightly amused and kept on walking. I didn’t see it the way you captured it.I honestly didn’t notice the large groups of minors ogling this graphic sexual display, nor did I notice the large groups of adults (presumably parents) of the minors completely unperturbed by the fact their children were being exposed to this kind of graphic art.Not being a parent myself, I guess, I just walk around viewing the world from my own perspective. Your photos are great, and at the same time somewhat disturbing. As some one who would like to be a parent one day, your photos got me thinking .would I take my child to an event like this? Would I cheerfully watch on as my very young children were exposed to such graphic sexual displays.My answer is to these questions to myself are unequivocally and unhesitatingly NO!Am I old fashioned? am I behind the times? I don’t know? What I do know is your photos raised some questions in me about the society in which I intend to bring up my children!Is it only in Japan? Yes to some extent I think it is!I am hardly a Religious person, but I was raised in a society and by a family that was, in some way bound by a moral code governed by the dominant religion. It is my concern that despite Japans long history of strong spiritual beliefs, these children raised in a in modern Japan by parents of my own generation are devoid of any moral code of ethics.Or perhaps it’s just my own Judeo/christian hangups, instilled by own societies laws of moral conduct?I am far from morally righteous and see nothing wrong with adults displaying their gold penis’s wherever they and whenever they please long as my children are not exposed to it!Great thought provoking photos and commentary Jet.

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