Throughout the four decades of his career, Kazuo Hara has explored the margins of Japanese society, certain that central truths are to be found in fringe phenomena. In the creation of what he terms "action documentary," he aims to imitate the shocking effect of the action film, following gestures and staying in the moment.
In this masterclass, Hara will discuss the key ideas behind his unique filmmaking methodology; from the role of filmmaker as an accomplice and collaborator to his subjects, to his enduring fascination with the body, and his commitment to breaking down the boundaries between the private, the public and the political.
Part of Open City Documentary Festival - London's leading documentary festival bringing audiences, filmmakers and industry professionals together for a celebration of creative non-fiction cinema - 4th-9th September.
Supported by Japan Foundation London
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.