Internet Interviews

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 18: Kawaguchi Hajime." Interviewed by Aaron Gerow. Documentary Box 20 (2002): 2-12. access

Kawaguchi talks about the intersection between experimental filmmaking and personal documentary.

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 14: Kawase Naomi." Interviewed by Aaron Gerow. Documentary Box 16 (2000): 2-16. access

I discuss the documentaries of Kawase Naomi with the director of Suzaku and The Mourning Forest.

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 13: Tsuchiya Yutaka." Interviewed by Aaron Gerow. Documentary Box 15 (2000): 1-8. access

Tsuchiya talks about politics and contemporary Japanese youth culture in The New God.

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 12: Koreeda Hirokazu." Interviewed by Tanaka Junko and Aaron Gerow. Documentary Box 13 (1999): 1-10. access

We talk about not only Koreeda's TV documentaries, but also the metaphors of documentary in After Life.

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 9: Matsumoto Toshio." Interviewed by A.A. Gerow. Documentary Box 9 (1996): 6-13. access

The leading practitioner and theorist of experimental documentary discusses especially his work in the 1960s.

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 7: Tsuchimoto Noriaki." Interviewed by Yasui Yoshio and A.A. Gerow. Documentary Box 8 (1995): 6-14. access

Tsuchimoto talks at length about the Minimata series and the ethics of documentary.

"Documentarists of Japan, No. 5: Prokino."  Interviewed by Makino Mamoru and A.A. Gerow. Documentary Box 5 (1994): 6-13. access

We talk with Noto Setsuo and Komori Shizuo, two members of Prokino, the left-wing filmmaking group that was suppressed by the state in the early 1930s.

Video Interviews

I am always embarrassed about my appearances on TV or YouTube, but given the nature of this site, I should at least introduce them.

Here is an interview I did with The MacMillan Report at Yale.

And here is an interview I gave with the WildGrounds website.

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