About the Director

Ken'ichi Oguri

Ken'ichi Oguri

Oguri began his work as a freelance assistance director under the director
Nakahira Ko. In 1981, Oguri established The Director's System, a collective of filmmakers. Ogruri has been active as a director and producer in a wide range of projects, including feature films, feature-length documentaries, commercials, and events.
Most recently, he directed and produced BELIEVE (A documentary film about 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano ). He is an honorary member of the FOREGIN CORRESPONDENTS’CLUB OF JAPAN .

Filmography

1988 A short film shot on the Silk Road
1991 ROOTS OF INFINITY, a feature film featuring Tibetans living in the Himalayas (1991 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, 1992 Environmental Film Festival)
1999 Began filming Riven Guizi (producer), completed in Aug. 2000
2000 Began filming Able, completed in October, 2001
2001 Mainichi Film Prize (Able)
2002 Official Nomination
(DOCtober Film Festival / IDFAmsterdam / Pragues human-rigths)
2003 Began filming Host Town, completed in Feb. 2004
2004 Began filming Believe, completed in Oct. 2005
2006 Began filming 1/1111, completed in Apr. 2008
2009 Began filming INCLUSION, completed in Aug. 2011
2011 Began filming Strains of Odyssey, completed in May. 2012
1981~2006 38 documentary programs for TV