“Campaign” Wins a Peabody!
Congratulations to filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda, whose film Campaign just won a prestigious Peabody Award! Campaign, which aired on POV in July 2008, provides a startling, sometimes painfully funny view of Japanese electoral politics. If you want to see why the film garnered a rave from the New York Times (A.O. Scott says it will “restore […]
More About the Japanese Political 'Campaign'
Last summer, POV aired Campaign, a startling insider’s view of Japanese electoral politics. Shot in just 12 days in October 2005, filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda’s portrait of a man plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to run for a critical seat on a suburban city council is an insightful — and endearing […]
What's Your POV about 'Campaign'?
Campaign is a whimsical look at Japanese electoral politics from filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda, whose friend Yamauchi “Yama-San” Kazuhiko is plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to run for a critical seat on the Kawasaki city council. Soda films his friend, and along the way, manages to provide a startling insider’s view […]
Ask the Filmmaker: Campaign's Kazuhiro Soda
Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda was born and raised in Japan. While attending the University of Tokyo, he met and befriended Yamauchi Kazuhiko, or “Yama-san.” Almost twenty years later, Kazuhiro was surprised to find out that his old friend was running for a critical city council seat in the city of Kawasaki as part of the Liberal […]
A Night at the Museum: 'Campaign' Plays at MoMA, With a Surprise Guest
Cathy Fisher, POV’s senior manager of communications, attended a screening of the upcoming POV film Campaign at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City this past week. She writes in to tell us about her night. “People only listen to you for three seconds, so make sure you mention the candidate’s name in […]