Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Oct 22, 2016

Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

by Philip Brasor

It's not often a documentary is made in response to another documentary, but this year two movies have addressed the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," which was about the capture and killing of wild dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. First-time filmmaker Keiko Yagi's "Behind ...

Documenting the Vogels as they give the gift of art

Film Mar 29, 2013

Documenting the Vogels as they give the gift of art

by Kaori Shoji

As far as art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel were concerned, Megumi Sasaki was more than a filmmaker who turned their lives into an award-winning documentary ("Herb & Dorothy," 2009): She's a close friend and a daughter. Having never had (or apparently even desired) ...

'Herb & Dorothy 50×50'

Film / Reviews Mar 29, 2013

'Herb & Dorothy 50×50'

by Kaori Shoji

This is the followup to "Herb & Dorothy" from 2008, in which New York-based documentary filmmaker Megumi Sasaki wowed the world when she introduced Manhattan art-collector couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel. For some reason, it took a full two years for that film to ...