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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?





David Čálek‘s successful documentary Climbing Higher about Czech climber Radek Jaroš, which won at the BANFF festival, is available for FREE streaming in the online documentary cinema DAFilms.com from December 8 to 11.

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Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

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- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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