Award-winning filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda makes this two-part follow-up to Japanese politician Yama-san as he tries to defeat the political establishment in an election in Kawasaki.
AWARDS: Winner Outstanding Individual Achievement. Adolf Grimme Awards
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Berlinale/ International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Punto de Vista/ Nantes Three Continents Festival/ Peabody Awards
Campaign. A curious candidate in a Japanese election
Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party?
This cinema-verite documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki, Japan, revealing the true nature of "democracy."
Watch "Campaign 2" here