12th DMZ Docs(2020)
I AM DOCU
Wai-chan is one of the last remaining fishermen in Ushimado, a small village in Seto Inland Sea, Japan. At the age of 86, he still fishes alone on a small boat to make his living. Portrayed in black and white photography, Inland Sea poetically depicts the twilight days of a village and its people by the dreamlike Seto Inland Sea.
Soda Kazuhiro practices an observational method of documentary filmmaking based on his own "Ten Commandments" which prohibits him from doing pre-shoot research or writing a synopsis before filming. Starting with his debut feature documentary <Campaign>(2007) which won the Peabody Award in the U.S., he was invited to and awarded at numerous international film festivals with his works <Mental>(2008), <Peace>(2010), <Theatre 1 and 2>(2012), <Campaign 2>(2013), <Oyster Factory> (2015), <Inland Sea>(2018) and <The Big House>(2018). Soda's latest film, <Zero>(2020) was screened at MoMA Doc Fortnight and won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Berlin International Film Festival. Campaign (2007)Mental (2008)Peace (2010)Theater 1 (2012)Theater 2 (2012)Campaign 2 (2013)Oyster Factory (2015)Inland Sea (2018)The Big House (2018)Zero (2020)