THE METHOD OF CONTEMPLATION: THE CINEMA OF KAZUHIRO SODA
2017 Sunday, October 15th, Sala incontri ZAP, 09:30am - #1 The Shooting
Monday, October 16th, 09:30am - #2 The Editing
THE POWER OF OBSERVATION: HOW AND WHY I MAKE "OBSERVATIONAL" DOCUMENTARIES
Lecture by Kazuhiro Soda
Kazuhiro Soda has made his feature length documentaries in the same method and style. He calls them "observational films" not only because they are inspired by the tradition of observational cinema, but also because he believes in the power of contemplation. When he says "contemplation" in this context, he means two things. Firstly, as a filmmaker he closely looks at the reality in front of him and makes films according to his observations and discoveries, not based on preconceptions he had before he shot the film. Secondly, he encourages the viewers to observe the film actively with their own eyes and minds.
The lecture is in English. Showing clips from his films and films he adores, Soda will explain how and why he takes this particular approach to documentary filmmaking.