SODA Kazuhiro

SODA Kazuhiro

Japan

I have ten commandments, many people misinterpret it thinking that I am not a free filmmaker. I self-impose my rules and I'm kind of restricted, but actually, these restrictions are there to set me free.

Kazuhiro SODA 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. He imposes these rules on himself in order to minimize preconceptions and to be able to make unexpected discoveries while filming and editing. His debut feature documentary CAMPAIGN (2007, Observational Film #1) was invited to many prestigious festivals such as Berlin IFF and was aired in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world. It won the Peabody Award in the U.S.