staff

Director: Makoto Sasaki
Main Cast: Hideyuki Kato
Producer: Miyuki Tanaka
Camera: Ikuma Horii
PR Design: Rikako Nagashima (village)
Web programming: Kei Fujimoto
Translation: Kana Kawanishi (Art Translators Collective)
In cooperation with A-Lab Co., Ltd., Club Tourism International Inc., National Museum of Nature and Science, Ken Sagawa (Japan Women’s University), The Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future, Twin Ring Motegi

Director: Makoto Sasaki

Sasaki’s first documentary movie Fragment came out to the public in 2006 and achieved a long run of three years including overseas screening in the United States and Germany. 2 or 3 Examples About Minorities and Sex (2007) came out in the following year as a part of the omnibus film Hadaka over 8, shown internationally in different locations as a single film. His directed titles include INNERVISION (2013), MINORITIES AND SEX: STRICTLY PERSONAL WAY OF LOVE (2015), and CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF: Recollecting the 10 years of Minori-Majorite Travel (2016), all screened in various locations throughout Japan. Other works as a producer include Resident Evil 5 Behind the Scenes (2009), and Barrier-Free Communication – Do we not have sex or can we not have sex!? (2014) by Fuji Television NONFIX. He was also engaged in the screenplays of GOEMON (2008) directed by Kazuaki Kiriya, and Puzzle (2014) featuring Kaho as the starring actress, and many other films.
Sasaki has had lectures and screenings at University of Southern California, The University of Tokyo, Keio University, and other institutions. He regularly holds talk sessions over films with Makoto Wada, Robert Harris and other panelists. Many of his works focus on the boundaries between the majority and the minority; utilizing the documentary method to question the overall scheme of the society from the perspective of the minority’s.
Website: http://sasaki-makoto.com/

Main cast: Hideyuki Kato

Born 1977 in Tokyo, and currently lives in Tokyo. He is congenitally blind. He serves as a system engineer, and a musician (E-bass guitar). He is a member of the band, celcle. He occasionally composes songs. Kato made appearance in the film innervision. He works as a lecturer at an international preschool. His hobbies include cooking, crafting, and works that require precise skills to the extent that cause you a headache (e.g., building plastic models).

Producer: Miyuki Tanaka

As a curator, Tanaka has been engaged in a number of exhibitions, performances, and publication editorials. Her activities are based on creativity and communication found in everyday life. After being engaged in the exhibitions, bones (2009) and The Definition of Self (2010) at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, her interests often include technology, where future of humans and the society could be found. She curated LIFE by MEDIA: Proposing new forms of life and living with media and YCAMDOMMUNE at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] in commemoration of its 10th anniversary. At Miraikan, she took in charge of Prosthetic Fashion Show: Rhythm of athletics, and the collaborative live event between a band from the social welfare facility Shobu Gakuen and musician Masakatsu Takagi, “subliminal wave of light” otto & orabu × Masakatsu Takagi LIVE at Miraikan. She has continuously been engaged in projects related to disabilities, including Japan Foundation presents Disability × Performing Arts Series 2016: dialogue without vision (2016, Kanagawa Arts Theatre), exhibition The Great Ordinary (2017, Borderless Art Museum NO-MA), and performance CREATIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION: dance work-in-progress seen by ears (2017, Kanagawa Arts Theatre) among other projects. Her projects present disabilities as an alternative perspective of re-viewing the world.
Website: http://miyukitanaka.com/