12th DMZ Docs(2020)
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Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party? This observational documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki, Japan, revealing the true nature of "democracy."
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)