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ANDREW LEVITAS

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MINAMATA (2021)
Starring Johnny Depp, Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Nighy, Jun Kunimura, Ryō Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Katherine Jenkins and Lily Robinson. Directed by Andrew Levitas.

New York, 1971. Following his celebrated days as one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II, W. Eugene Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. Bu a secret commission from Life Magazine editor Robert Hayes sends him to the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, which has been ravaged by mercury poisoning; the result of decades of gross industrial negligence by the country’s Chisso Corporation.

There, Smith immerses himself in the community, documenting their efforts to live with Minamata Disease and their passionate campaign to achieve recognition from Chisso and the Japanese Government. Armed only with his trusted camera, Smith’s images from the toxic village give the disaster a heartbreaking human dimension, and his initial assignment turns into a life-changing experience.

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MY ZOE (2021)
Starring Julie Delpy, Gemma Arterton, Richard Armitage, Daniel Brühl, Sophia Ally, Lindsay Duncan, Saleh Bakri, Jördis Triebel, Nicolette Krebitz and Tijan Marei. Directed by Julie Delpy.

Isabelle, a geneticist and doting mother, is trying to navigate how to co-parent her only daughter, with her often-difficult ex-husband. But when tragedy strikes and their daughter suffers an unexpected life-altering injury, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands, and pushes the boundaries on both medicine and morals.

REVIEWS My Zoe - Can't handle the splice

MINAMATA (2021)
Starring Johnny Depp, Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Nighy, Jun Kunimura, Ryō Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Katherine Jenkins and Lily Robinson. Directed by Andrew Levitas.

New York, 1971. Following his celebrated days as one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II, W. Eugene Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. Bu a secret commission from Life Magazine editor Robert Hayes sends him to the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, which has been ravaged by mercury poisoning; the result of decades of gross industrial negligence by the country’s Chisso Corporation.

There, Smith immerses himself in the community, documenting their efforts to live with Minamata Disease and their passionate campaign to achieve recognition from Chisso and the Japanese Government. Armed only with his trusted camera, Smith’s images from the toxic village give the disaster a heartbreaking human dimension, and his initial assignment turns into a life-changing experience.

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