Campaign

  • 10 10
  • 2007
  • 149min
Campaign
  • Japanese
  • English

Through a cinema-vérité approach, this documentary follows a young candidate with no political experience trying to win an election in Kawasaki, Japan.

Campaign
  • Japanese
  • English
Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Berlin International Film Festival/ SXSW/ Cinema du Reel/ Fribourg Film Festival/ Hong Kong International Film Festival/ Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival/ Barcelona Asian Film Festival/ Sydney Film Festival/ Asian American Film Festival/ Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival/ Cinemanila Film Festival/ Yamagata Documentary Film Festival/ Rome Asian Film Festival/ Kaohsiung Film Festival/ Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival/ Leeds Film Festival/ Nantes 3 Continents Film Festival/ Nippon Koma Film Festival/ Festival Film Dokumenter/ Watch Docs Human Rights in Film/ Rencontres Cinema de Manosque/ Punto de Vista/ Festival of Tetouan/ The Museum of Modern Art/ Japanese Film Festival for Visual Anthropology and Documentary Film/ Gdansk DocFilm Festival/ Ashikaga Moving Image Festival

Campaign. An inside look at the Japanese democracy

Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is
backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party?

This cinema-verite documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki,
Japan, revealing the true nature of "democracy."

Kazuhiro Soda
Kazuhiro Soda Director

Production Companies

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