Born in Osaka in 1987. As a filmmaker and artist, Oda’s works explore the memories of human beings through images and sounds. She lived in Sarajevo for three years from 2013 and completed the Doctor of Liberal Arts in filmmaking under the supervision of Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr in 2016. Her first feature, Aragane (2015) shot in a Bosnian coal mine, had its World Premiere at Yamagata International Film Festival and received Special Mention. The film has been screened at festivals such as Doclisboa, Mar del Plata IFF, Sarajevo FF, Taiwan International Documentary FF, and more. Her second feature, Toward A Common Tenderness (JC 2018), had its World Premiere at DOK Leipzig. In 2020, Oda was awarded the inaugural Nagisa Oshima Prize presented by the Pia Film Festival.