Why I Make Documentaries: On Observational Filmmaking

Soda Kazuhiro


 Viaindustriae, 2023. Softcover, 208 pp., 4.5 x 8 inches


"What is a documentary?"

"Why do I make documentaries?"

Soda Kazuhiro - one of Japan's most important filmmakers, who has based his documentary career on a radically independent method of filming - writes this reflective diary of his work, trying to find answers to these and other crucial questions that have emerged in his long research path. This first edited English version of his most illuminating and comprehensive text has been enriched with previously unpublished illustrations from Soda Kazuhiro's films and a new, updated introduction by the author himself.