Campaign 2
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    Campaign 2

    Senkyo 2

    Directed by

    Japan, USA

    2013

    149 min

    • Japanese

    Documentary

    In response to the Fukushima disaster, Yama-san is running an election campaign with an anti-nuclear message. However, with no funds, it seems unlikely that he even stands a chance at winning. Both funny and poignant, CAMPAIGN 2 examines the impact of a disaster on the political landscape in Japan.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Kazuhiko Yamauchi
    Sayuri Yamauchi
    Yuki Yamauchi
    Screenplay
    Kazuhiro Sôda
    Cinematography
    Kazuhiro Sôda
    Editing
    Kazuhiro Soda
    Production
    LABORATORY X, INC.

    Press

    That ambiguous moment of solidarity and fear has long since vanished; Soda’s valuable film shows us why it is still worth remembering.

    Mark Schilling, The Japan Times

    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.

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