From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Prokino (Japanese: プロキノ, pronounced "purokino") was the abbreviation for Japan Proletarian Film Union (Japanese: 日本プロレタリア映画同盟). Its name comes from the Esperanto translation, "Japana Prolet Kino Unio". Prokino made animations and documentary films on 9.5mm film using compact, spring-wound cameras and the Pathé-Baby system. Their films have been displayed at many film festivals in Japan.

Logo (1929-1935)

Visuals: On a black background, a gear, representing the labourer, with what looks like the radioactivity hazard symbol. The company name is nowhere to be seen.

Technique: A still, painted graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on films made by Prokino, such as 第12回東京メーデー.

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