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DA Films travels through thirty years of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

A 10-film selection from one of Asia’s most respected documentary festivals, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, highlights key works from its three decades+ of existence. This exclusive focus features documentaries by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Naomi Kawase, and Ogawa Productions, among many others. The ten films making up Made in Japan, Yamagata 1989 – 2021 trace a curious and inspiring pathway through the history of one of Asia’s most celebrated film festivals.

DAFilms, the VOD platform of the festival association Doc Alliance, starts 2022 by partnering with YIDFF on an online program, available free for one week then for subscribers for a further two weeks. Available for free worldwide excluding Japan — from January 17th to 24th, 2022

Made in Japan, Yamagata 1989 – 2021 films

  • A Movie Capital // Toshio IIZUKA // 1991
  • Living on the River Agano // Makoto SATO // 1992
  • The Weald // Naomi KAWASE // 1997
  • The New God // Yutaka TSUCHIYA // 1999
  • A2 // Tatsuya MORI // 2001
  • The Cheese and the Worms // Haruyo KATO // 2005
  • Dear Pyongyang // Yonghee YANG // 2005
  • Storytellers // Ko SAKAI, Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI // 2013
  • Cenote // Kaori ODA // 2019
  • Komian and Pickles // Koichi SATO // 2021

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