Japan

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SFIAAFF WRAPS UP 27TH YEAR

The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (March 12 – 22, 2009), presented by the Center for Asian American Media, wrapped with an estimated attendance of over 25,000, including over 200 filmmakers, actors and industry guests.

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TOKYO SONATA—The Evening Class Interview With Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Many years ago I was taught to dream in detail and that such details involve the discipline of placing one foot patiently in front of the other. Walking to my scheduled appointment with Kiyoshi Kurosawa—whose most recent film Tokyo Sonata screened during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival—I kept watching the tips of my shoes on the sidewalk; the fulfillment of some dreams are just that vivid.

Co-presentation of CAMPAIGN on P.O.V

CAAM co-presents CAMPAIGN, a startling insider’s view of Japanese electoral politics. In this portrait of a man plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to run for a critical seat on a suburban city council.