R21 aka Restoring Solidarity
The motives, aspirations and the disappearance of a generation and its struggles, restored and archived through a film catalog
The Reel no. 21 or R21, comes as an addition to and a reflection on a collection of 20 16mm films, safeguarded in Tokyo by the Japanese solidarity movement with Palestine. It’s an undelivered solidarity letter written by a Japanese activist that was lost on its way to a Palestinian filmmaker. Fragments of the letter are found throughout the collection and compiled into an imagined structure that reveals itself during the film.