‘The Witches of the Orient’ - An Online Discussion with Film Director Julien Faraut

In collaboration with the Japan Society, Japan House London presents an online discussion with filmmaker Julien Faraut, director of The Witches of the Orient, a documentary about the gold medal-winning Japanese women’s volleyball team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964.

Combining archival footage, anime clips and newly-shot interviews with the players, Faraut captures the achievements and significance of this group of women at this time in Japan connecting sports, cinema and history. Faraut was joined in conversation by Dr Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), expert on the history of the volleyball team and sport in Japan.