A collaboration between cultures
1996

Struggle for Hope features cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing JS Bach’s Fifth Suite for Unaccompanied Cello together with famous Kabuki actor and Japanese living legend Bando Tamasaburō. Produced over two years, in 16mm film, with the performance shot in 35mm film, virgin earth tracked the growing creative collaboration between these two giants in their respective worlds. We handled the entire project in Japan, facilitating the cross-cultural ties and creative understanding at the heart of this powerful film.

Credits: Rhombus Media (Canada) – For PBS USA and Box Set Sales
Director: Niv Fichman
ve services: producer, preproduction, production management, location management, art department and lighting, special effects, all studio crew and equipment.