Game Preservation ​​-​​The Quest-

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Many consider video games as a key part of “Cool Japan.” However, many others frown upon these pop culture icons. What’s worse is that most games from the 1970s to the 90s are being lost to time, corrosion and neglect. Now, two video game enthusiasts, a French citizen and a Japanese surgeon, are on a mission to save these games from extinction. They founded the Game Preservation Society, an NPO whose goal is to restore and archive video games from the past. This documentary is not only a tribute to their work but also to the pixel art of Japanese graphic artist Amaya Pixel.

Director Marie Linton
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Culture / Society / Art
Air Date (JST) Monday, November 28, 2016
Monday, April 10, 2017 *rerun

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Director

Marie Linton

Marie Linton

Biography

Marie Linton was born in the south of France in 1980. After studying political science and journalism in Paris, Mexico city and England, she was hired in the French national newspaper “Le Parisien” in 2004 where she covered social and judicial issues for 6 years. She also carried out consulting missions in Cuba for the organization “Reporters without borders” and realized her first stories for TV in Cuba and Costa Rica. In 2010, she became Tokyo bureau chief for the international French TV channel “France 24” where she covered the aftermaths of March 11th, 2011. She has made four one-hour documentaries for the French television about Japan. Mother of a 2 years old boy, she still lives in Tokyo.

Filmography

Where the Sky is Green, 2016
Traces of World War 2 in Japan, 2015
Village of the dolls, 2015
Fukushima: back to the red zone, 2012
The diesel scandal, 2012
Being a French woman in 2010

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