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This selection of nonfiction films traverses the personal and the political with multifaceted and compelling examinations of contemporary life in Japan. Approaching art, politics, and human rights, the filmmakers in this section utilize a variety of techniques to capture the essence of their subjects in ways that suggest the diverse possibilities of documentary.


Documentary Focus Bundle
3 films
No Smoking
1h 36m Documentary, Music 2019
1h 27m Documentary, Human Rights 2021
Why You Can’t Be Prime Minister
1h 59m Documentary, Politics 2020

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