<article> <figure> <img src="http://www.moviesom.com/resources/20150216211140social.jpg" title='Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn' alt='Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn'/> </figure> <h1>Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn</h1> <p>1726, Sanchu, Okayama Prefecture: farmers negotiate with the feudal domain in order to seek exemption from rising taxes. Infighting leads to suppression by the samurai class, and the farmers band together for battle. It’s a moment of injustice, setting the stage for bravery and sacrifice. However those daring characters remain largely offscreen in Juichiro Yamasaki’s brilliant film. Instead, the cowardly protagonist Jihei (Naohisa Nakagaki) faces a crisis of the risks of rebellion and its aftermath that resonates with our contemporary moment. In this rare independent jidaigeki, Kenta Tawara’s beautiful digital B&amp;W photography channels and refigures luminaries of classical Japanese cinema, boasting rapturous animated sequences by Tomomichi Nakamura and experimental score by Ayako Sasaki.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 117</summary> <summary>Release date: 2015-02-22</summary></details> </article>