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Soda Kazuhiro



Kazuhiro Soda was born in Ashikaga, Japan in 1970 and has lived in New York since 1993.

His first feature observational documentary CAMPAIGN (2007) was world-premiered at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), and was invited to about 25 film festivals around the world. Its 52-minute version was broadcast on PBS, winning the Peabody Award in 2009. It was also broadcast in almost 200 countries on such broadcasters as BBC, PBS, ZDF/ARTE, CBC, NHK, among others. It has also won the Best Documentary Award at Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival.

His second feature observational documentary, MENTAL won the best documentary award at Pusan International Film Festival and at Dubai International Film Festival in 2008. It has also won Special Jury Mention at Miami International Film Festival 2009, Outstanding Documentary Award at Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009, and Inter-religious Jury Prize at Visions du Reel 2009.

PEACE, his latest observational documentary, opened the DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival in 2010. It has won the Audience Award at the Tokyo Filmex, the Best Documentary Award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the Buyens=Chagoll Prize at the Visions du Reel.

2013 Campaign 2 (150', Japan)
2012 Theatre 1 (173', Japan)
2012 Theatre 2 (170', Japan)
2011 Sense of Home (75', Japan)
2010 Peace (75', Japan/USA/South Korea)
2008 Mental
2007 Campaign
1997 The Flicker
1996 Freezing Sunlight
1995 A Night in New York



Peace (Orig.) / 2010 / Japan, South Korea, United States / 75 min

What is peace? What is coexistence? And what are the bases for them?





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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