Saturday, March 10th-Saturday, March 31st: Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries

This series of documentaries at the Asia Society (725 Park Ave., Manhattan), featuring films made from the 1970s to the present, focuses on the most intimate acts by filmmakers and documentary subjects as they probe into extremely private experiences concerning family, birth, death, loss, and heartbreak. Pushing the genre and subjects into uncharted territories, these films address various issues fundamental to documentary filmmaking: privacy, authority, authenticity, and responsibility. They also offer penetrating contemplations on Japanese society and individual lives.

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