The recent increase in international flights in and out of Haneda Airport has clearly pleased Tokyo residents, who, since the late 1970s, have had to trek out to Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture when they wanted to go overseas.

This inconvenience is exacerbated by tight security related to the airport's contentious beginnings, which young people probably know nothing about, though they surely must wonder why the global gateway to one of the busiest cities in the world was built so far away from it.

A new documentary called "The Wages of Resistance" doesn't answer that question, but it does explain, albeit indirectly, the process by which Narita became the airport it is today.