The Witches of the Orient
Fri 16 Jul 2021 - Fri 30 Jul 2021
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Jen Rainin – Julien Faraut
Documentary | French, Japanese, English | France | 100 mins
With Audio Described (AD) and Descriptive Subtitled (SDH) versions available
Meet the former players of the Japanese women’s volleyball team. Now in their 70s, they used to be known as the Witches of the Orient because of their seemingly supernatural powers on the courts.
From the formation of the squad in the late 1950s as a worker’s team at a textile factory, right up until their triumph at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, their memories and true magic from long ago bubble up into a heady brew where fact and fable fly hand in hand.
You can also watch Witches of the Orient at our solar-powered cinema Studio 74 on Sun 18 or Tue 20 Jul.
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