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Un Ga Nai
Bad Luck

Le film "Un Ga Nai" est l’aboutissement d’un projet initié en 1994. Entièrement tourné au Japon, à l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de la destruction de Hiroshima et Nagasaki, il montre une société pour qui la catastrophe est omniprésente, que ce soit sous forme de commémoration, de simulation, d’information ou de trauma.

The semi-documentary film entitled Un Ga Nai-Bad Luck (1995-98), a collaboration with artist Martin Frei, is perhaps the only exception. In this work, Draeger diagnoses the depth of our insecurity at the thought of catastrophe. Un Ga Nai is a journey through the Japan of 1995, the same year that an earthquake rocked the city of Kobe and that the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult killed dozens in the Tokyo subway. The year also marked the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The film looks at the manner in which Japanese culture deals with disaster-namely, by incorporating the psychology of catastrophe into the fundament structure of society.