12th DMZ Docs(2020)
I AM DOCU
What is peace? What is coexistence? And what are the bases for them? Peace is a visual-essay-like observational documentary, which contemplates these questions by observing the daily lives of people and cats in Okayama city, Japan, where life and death, acceptance and rejection are intermingled.
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)