This visual art is an experimental film composed of clips from video recordings of the various activities conducted by the agronomist Ueru Tanaka and the cultural anthropologist Takao Shimizu in Africa and South East Asia where they conducted their studies, mixed with some fiction. In addition to the raw footage recorded of the researchers in the field as well as their own vlogs of their experiences in the field, the voice-over of their thoughts and reflection as they watched their own footage is added. Some parts also feature videos shot by the researchers themselves and the locals.

* Currently, only the Japanese version is available.

Japan, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Kenya, Vietnam
124 minutes, 2021

Cast : Ueru Tanaka, Takao Shimizu etc.
Directed, photographed, edited and produced by :
Kenichi Sawazaki
Production : Living Montage
Grants:The Toyota Foundation,  Japan Arts Foundation, Nomura Foundation

#Kenichi Sawazaki #Ueru Tanaka #Takao Shimizu

The Garden in Movement

A documentary film based on the concept of The Garden in Movement advocated by French gardener Gilles Clément, who is widely known for his garden at the Musée du Quai Branly, André Citroën Park, Henri Matisse Park, etc. The film premiered at Yebisu Garden Cinema at the 8th Yebisu Film Festival in February 2016, and has since been theatrically shown at cinemas in Japan and abroad.

* Subtitles are in Japanese and French only.

2016 | France-Japan | 85 minutes | HD | French, English, Japanese

Cast : Gilles Clément, Emmanuel Marès, Tomoki Yamauchi
Directed, photographed, edited and produced by :
Kenichi Sawazaki
Production and subtitles : Emmanuel Marès
Colorist : Masae Kariya
Assistant camera : Yushi Yanohara
Sound mixing : Masaya Kuranuki
Adviser : Tomoki Yamauchi
Flyer/Catalog Design : Shinichi Wade
Co-produced by : Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, MISUZU Shobo, Ltd.


#Kenichi Sawazaki #Emmanuel Marès