A Kenichi Sawazaki film #manazashi won awards at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival and the Rameswaram International Film Festival in India! We hope that this award will encourage many people to watch the film.
The film is a road movie that begins with the fieldwork of cultural anthropologist Takao Shimizu and agronomist Ueru Tanaka in African countries and Asia. Their scholarly gaze somehow intersects multilayeredly with the eyes of the filmmakers and the editor staring at a monitor in Tokyo, weaving together the complexities of the world. Long shots of magnificent nature and casual scenes of local life flow comfortably.
From the introduction by Tokyo Documentary Film Festival 2021
“#manazashi” Official Website