Filming and the Way to the Village / A Visit to Ogawa Productions
Two films that document the work of Ogawa Productions at two core moments in their existence. The first film, filmed by Ogawa's assistant Fukuda Katsuhiko, captures the different stages in the production process of Sanrizuka - Heta Village and the transformation that the collective underwent: from a group of activists who use cinema as a weapon in the struggle to a commune of farmer-filmmakers who share life and work with each other. The second film documents a visit by filmmaker Nagisa Oshima to the collective during their stay in Furuyashikimura. Oshima meets with Ogawa for an extensive interview, in which he explains his working method and philosophy.