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A Dedicated Life

Kazuo Hara’s interest in iconoclastic figures living in opposition to mainstream society led him to begin work on A Dedicated Life, an intimate, fly-on-the-wall portrait of the controversial writer Mitsuharu Inoue, a sometimes charming, sometimes combative, often frustrating novelist esteemed as one of postwar Japan’s literary lions.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1994
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The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On

Made with a righteous political anger that anticipates the incendiary polemics of documentarians such as Michael Moore and Joshua Oppenheimer, Kazuo Hara’s most renowned film is a harrowing confrontation with one of Japanese history’s darkest chapters: the atrocities committed by the country’s military during World War II.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1987
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Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974

When his wife, the outspoken feminist Miyuki Takeda, announced that she was leaving him in order to find herself, Kazuo Hara began this raw, intensely personal documentary as a way to both maintain a connection to the woman he still cared for and to make sense of their complex relationship.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1974
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Goodbye CP

An early documentary to portray the experiences of disabled people with compassion and complexity, Kazuo Hara’s searing debut is also one of the most unflinching films ever made about what it means to be an outsider.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1972
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Sennan Asbestos Disaster

Made over the course of ten years, this epic work of activist cinema joins the citizens of Sennan, Osaka as they embark on an unprecedented uphill legal battle to receive reparations from the government for exposing their community to the deadly toxins of the city’s asbestos factories.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 2016
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