Monday, July 27, 2009

Kazuo Hara

Protesting Japanese war atrocities

Kenzo Okuzaki
documentary confrontation
documenting a confession

The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987) by Kazuo Hara is a riveting film that has a lot to teach about making documentaries. Students who see one section (representative stills, above) ask about the ethics of the film crew continuing to shoot after the film's protagonist, Kenzo Okuzaki, jumps up to fight the man he's interviewing. Was violence needed to provoke a confession?
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