Sheffield DocFest 2008

The organisers write: "Ogawa lived and breathed documentary and is hailed as one of the most courageous and visionary of documentary directors in history. Ogawa embedding himself with his subjects for prolong periods, began a filmmaking collective and was a founder of Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival."

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Devotion (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Barbara Hammer), Official Site
Nagisa Oshima, Kazuo Hara and many of Shinsuke Ogawa’s colleagues contribute to this striking film about Ogawa Pro and its group dynamics.
Dokkoi! A Song Of The Bottom (Dokkoi! Ningen Bushi) (Country: Japan; Year: 1974; Director: Ogawa Shinsuke)
An exploration of Kotobukicho, an area of great social deprivation.
Filmmaking And The Way To The Village (Eiga Dukuri To Muraheno Michi) (Country: Japan; Year: 1967; Director: Fukuda Katsuhiko)
Behind-the-scenes documentary about the shooting of Sanrizuka – Heta Village.
A Movie Capital, Again (Eiganomiyako, Hutatabi) (Country: Japan; Year: 200; Director: Toshio Iizuka)
Factual film charting the fortunes of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
Sanrizuka - Heta Village (Country: Japan; Year: 1973; Director: Shinsuke Ogawa)
Ogawa Pro’s sixth film set in Sanrizuka, the site of the extraordinary civil war between police and anti-airport protestors.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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